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Subject: Re: Dominic, history of the name?
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 17, 2004 at 1:19:33 AM
Reply to: Re: Dominic, history of the name? by Miss Claire
aha, i was wondering about samedi, i knew about jeudi and lundi, but samedi made me wonder. But if samedi = day of the shabbat, then the German Samstag is that too? i guess so, but it's an awkward influence of the Jewish religion on the German language, or maybe not, because Yiddish is a mix of Hebrew and German i believe and we have quite a lot Yiddish words in the Dutch language too. You know Amsterdam is called often 'Mokum' and 'sjofel', 'kinnesinne', 'tof' and 'gozer' are all Yiddish words often used in the Dutch language. maybe that explains Samstag?

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