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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 12/26/2012 4:07 PM
Family Surname: Benjamin Bing's Mohelbuch, 1800-1850
Country: Germany
Town: Oberseemen
Date of Image: 20 July 1807
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What is the meaning of the abbreviation shin-yod followed with a slash after the boy's name, Michael, and same abbreviation follows the name of the Sandaq Eiziq. Mohel Benjamin Bing refers to Sandaq Eiziq as "my uncle (dody) in line 2. In another record for Oberseemen, dating to 1803, Sandaq Eiziq's patronymic is included: "son of Moshe." Mohel Benjamin's epitaph states he too was "son of Moshe." Eiziq (Yitzchaq) Bing from Oberseemen was my great-great-great-grandfather. He had a son named Moshe, and at least one grandson by that name. I am hoping that the Shin-yod abbreviation has some relevance to my genealogical research.
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12/28/2012 1:28 AM The letters "shin" "yod" are an abbreviation of the Hebrew word "she-tichyeh" (or plural: she-tichyu"), meaning "may he/she/they live" - added after mentioning the name of a living person.
12/28/2012 1:35 AM Small correction (I was in too much of a hurry): the Hebrew word is "she-yichyeh" (or "she-yichiyu" in plural). The meaning as above but can only relate to a male person.
12/28/2012 3:55 AM I'm afraid the abbreviation will not add you in your research. It stands for שיחיה = may he live, which is a common addition to a name till this very day.
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