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Submitted by Gene Golovchinsky

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Information Picture Question
Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 8/19/2012 4:12 PM
Family Surname:
Country: Germany
Town: Gauersheim, pfalz
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I would like an exact translation to use as a pattern in translating other such tombstone images.

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8/21/2012 3:01 AM I can't decipher the words at the top.

P"T = Poh temunah = here lies

ISHAH CHASHUVAH M' = an important woman M(rs)

GITTEL BAT BENJAMIN = Gittel daughter of Benjamin

Z"L ESHET K"H ABRAHA(M) = [z"l = abbrev for zichrono livracha = his memory be a blessing] wife of [k"h is abbrev for Kevod Harav which litt. means the honorably Rabbi, but is often used even for non-Rabbis] the honorably man Abraham

Z"L MIGORSV' TZANUA = his memory be a blessing, from Gorshv [presumably abbrev for Gauersheim] descreet

HAYTA BEMA'ASEHA = she was in her deeds

NA'AMAH TZEDAKAH VEG"G = pleasant (in her) charity and [G"G = abbrev for Gemiloet Chasadim =) her acts of kindness

ASETA KOL YOMEHA = she did all her days

N"T"Ts"B"H" ????? = [abbr for Nishmata Tehei Tserura Bitsror Hachayim =] may her soul be tied up in the bundle of life.

I can't be sure of the last words on the bottom line but i think it might say A' BE'AV = [the date] 1st of Av
8/21/2012 3:54 AM the above translation is very well done;
I would add two remarks:
I suppose the date of death is included in the arched top line. It might be ... 1. sivan tav/reish/mem/aleph = 29 May 1881, but this is a guess. If the date is known, it would help to decifer the line.

Gorschen is more the local pronunciation of the place name Gauersheim, than an "abbreviation".
8/21/2012 4:36 AM The previous answers are correct, including the date at the top (although I can't read the first words on the right of the arch in the shadow). The last word on the bottom line is "amen".
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