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Subject: Re: Ita / Itka - in Poland
Author: Rosomaqa   (guest,
Date: September 9, 2004 at 3:11:47 AM
Reply to: Ita / Itka by Miss Claire
Polish naming sources describe Ita as a variation of Judith (Judyta - yoo-DY-ta, rhymes with Perdita), and give the related German Jutta.

This would sound right, don't you think - either it was adoption of the old German Jutta into Yiddish, or a diminutive developed directly from Judith.



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