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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 1/30/2013 3:57 PM
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I am looking to find out what it says on the 3rd line (underneath the 1st name of Golda).

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1/24/2013 12:33 AM It looks like "Aniksht". If it is not a surname, it could be a town? There is a town Aniksht or Anyksciai in Lithuania.
1/24/2013 9:17 AM It looks to me like "Yayniksht".
I don't know if that makes any sense.
I should tell you that while I can sight read Yiddish I don't understand much of it.
But I believe it's written in Yiddish. The double yuds in the beginning of the word are a way of writing the "ay sound". I think the line underneath makes it sound like "ei".
1/25/2013 8:03 AM Normally a Yiddish word starting with "ey" or "ay" would have a silent alef before the double yod, but maybe not everybody follows this rule.
1/25/2013 9:41 PM Could this be a little map showing an intersection or site where a house (the address being "328"....) is in relation to houses numbered 455 and 454? could the terms above the numbers be names of people residing there?
1/26/2013 7:23 AM The spelling גולדה for Golda is Hebrew, not Yiddish. In Yiddish it would be גאלדע.
1/28/2013 5:12 AM I agree with the first translator, reading the word as "Aniksht". The picture is not really sharp after enlarging...it probably might also be "Adiksht".
I think, the first letter of the word is an Alef with a (Yiddish) vowel sign for "a".
1/28/2013 10:41 AM Aniksth is the Yiddish name of Anykščiai, Lithuania.
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/anyksciai/
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