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Subject: Re: Tauba, Doba, etc
Author: Andy   (guest, 80.131.125.201)
Date: August 6, 2004 at 10:17:31 AM
Reply to: Tauba, Doba, etc by Claire
Hi, Claire!
I think you've guessed pretty well. I should think they are all Yiddish variants of TOVA. All I could find besides is the given name Täubchen (with A Umlaut after the T), which means "little dove" im German and was used in the 18th century. In Seibicke's HDV I also found a reference for TOYBE (the Yiddish pronunciation of "Taube", dove), but it was not clear, whether this really was a name. It could well be that the two meanings mingeled.

Andy ;—)

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