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July 02, 2019 10:35AM
Variations of Hebrew’s misken, meaning “poor” or “unfortunate,” can be
found from Italian to Swahili to Tagalog and far beyond.

Lillian Meyers writes:

Listening to an opera last year, I found myself wondering if the
Italian word meschino had any etymological connection to the Hebrew
word misken, which means “poor guy” or “poor thing.”


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