The New Name Dictionary

The New Name Dictionary

by Alfred J. Kolatch
     
 

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Alfred J. Kolatch, a rabbi and author of many bestselling has compiled this dictionary of popular Hebrew names that correspond in meaning to English names. Beginning with a fascinating introduction that briefly explains the origins of names and the Jewish naming process, the book continues with separate alphabetical listings of English Masculine and Feminine names.  See more details below

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Alfred J. Kolatch, a rabbi and author of many bestselling has compiled this dictionary of popular Hebrew names that correspond in meaning to English names. Beginning with a fascinating introduction that briefly explains the origins of names and the Jewish naming process, the book continues with separate alphabetical listings of English Masculine and Feminine names.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
There is no dearth of name dictionaries available. Most of them include information about the origins and use of names, and most of them provide adequate lists of names for general use. For specialized interests, however, consider Kolatch's work on the correspondence in meaning between English and Hebrew given names. This volume is a revised, expanded version of the author's earlier work, The Name Dictionary ( LJ 4/1/67). More names have been added, and the system of transliterating Hebrew has been changed to comply with modern practice. The dictionary includes Hebrew equivalents for all names listed, background on the Jewish naming process, and appendixes on popular Yiddish names, unisex Hebrew names, and others. For specialized collections, and libraries serving Jewish populations.-- Renata Ochsner, Harvey P.L., Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824603762
Publisher:
David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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