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amother




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Post  Sun, Oct 04 2020, 10:59 pm
I’m doing family history research and found a 5x great grandmother named Dicha. Have you heard of the name/know what it means?
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amother




Amber
 

Post  Sun, Oct 04 2020, 11:00 pm
I've heard of Daicha, but I have no idea what it means.
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post  Sun, Oct 04 2020, 11:55 pm
I've heard of Disha. No idea what it means though.
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Tzutzie




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 04 2020, 11:59 pm
My relatives mother was "Dacha".
No clue what it means.
She was a really special woman.
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momof2+?




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 1:04 am
Maybe it is dee-tzah?
Like gila reena deetzah v'chedvah?
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amother




Silver
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 2:04 am
I have a relative with a NICKNAME Dinchy.
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oneofakind




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 12:30 pm
I have a relative with a middle name Deicha or Deicha pronounced like you would say ayayaya!
Thinking of naming a child that?
Don't.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 12:49 pm
I wasn’t thinking of naming a child Dicha, I just hadn’t heard of the name before and was hoping someone here would know what it means. Thanks everyone for your responses!
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amother




Oak
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 1:03 pm
In general, my observation has been that many yiddish names were nicknames for hebrew ones and don't necessarily have meaning- Basya/Batya became a Slavic Basha, Devorah- Dvasha, Dobrush much like our Huvy, Kikki, Rikki, Miri (sometimes), Itcha, Beri etc. will be analyzed in 100 years.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 1:50 pm
amother [ Oak ] wrote:
In general, my observation has been that many yiddish names were nicknames for hebrew ones and don't necessarily have meaning- Basya/Batya became a Slavic Basha, Devorah- Dvasha, Dobrush much like our Huvy, Kikki, Rikki, Miri (sometimes), Itcha, Beri etc. will be analyzed in 100 years.


Exactly! I’m wondering really what Dicha must be a nickname for.

What are Kikki/Itcha/Beri nicknames for?
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amother




Amber
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 1:51 pm
Kiki = Rivka
Itcha = Yitzchak
Beri = Dovber
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amother




OP
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 1:54 pm
amother [ Amber ] wrote:
Kiki = Rivka
Itcha = Yitzchak
Beri = Dovber


Ooooohh yes of course. I thought Itcha and Beri used her were in reference to girls names I hadn’t heard of hahahha
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 2:02 pm
amother [ Silver ] wrote:
I have a relative with a NICKNAME Dinchy.


That was common in Hungary for Dina.
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amother




Cerise
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 2:14 pm
Educated guess: Yehudis becomes Disa which becomes Dicha.
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amother




Wheat
 

Post  Mon, Oct 05 2020, 2:26 pm
My guess is the name was originally Nicha but someone with a cold and stuffy nose pronounced it Dicha and it stuck.
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Oct 06 2020, 9:14 am
Can you spell it? Is it with a tes shin like ch in cholent or with a ches?
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amother




Wine
 

Post  Tue, Oct 06 2020, 9:34 am
[דבורה] מסתמא בוי"ו כי כן מצינו בדבורה הנביאה נכתב מלא ברוב המקומות גם במבטא הוא כאלו היה מלא כן הוא דעת רוב הפוסקים ואם נכתב חסר כשר אפילו לא ניתן עדיין ינתן לכתחילה ס"ש [דאברוש] או [דאברושא] אינו נגזר מלשון טוב אלא נגזר משם דבורה. וכתב מהרש"ל דא"צ לכתוב שם [דאברוש] אא"כ כשהוא שם העריסה למ"ש לעיל צריך לכתוב שם שניהם דהא הנקודות אינן שוין [דבורה] המ' [אזגלין] המ' [דוואסא] כן כותבים ברוסי' בד"א [דינא] ביו"ד ואין צריך לכתוב המ' [דינקא] בד"א. ולמ"ש לעיל שפיר דנקודות שוין הם [דיילא] בשני יודין [דרחזנא] אם קורין הרי"ש בקמץ [דרזנא] אם קורין הרי"ש בפתח [דרעזיל] מסתמא ביו"ד [דראזיל] דמתקריא [רוזא] ס"ש: דרנא דראשנא דולסא דייאמנטי. אם מרגישים דנדגשין היודין כותבין בשני יודין ואם אין היודין נדגשים ונרגשין כותבים יו"ד א' ס"ש וכתב לכתחלה עדיף טפי לכתוב באלף אחר המ"ם והאלף מורה על פתח [דישיאדא] או [דיזיאדא] ותלי' במבטא: דיליקאדא דונא דייבא דושיל.

There it is. Dishel if it is pronounced that way. Disha is fine too. This sefer has Faiga as Faigel. This is the Bais Shmuel on names. Looks like it is one of many derivatives of Devorah.
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sub




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Oct 06 2020, 9:38 am
Which country?
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Frumme




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Oct 06 2020, 9:49 am
oneofakind wrote:
I have a relative with a middle name Deicha or Deicha pronounced like you would say ayayaya!
Thinking of naming a child that?
Don't.


I'm confused by what you mean, can you explain your comment?
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amother




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Post  Tue, Oct 06 2020, 10:36 am
sub wrote:
Which country?


Thank you everyone! I don’t know how it was spelled in Hebrew/Yiddish, I only have the info from an online record through family history research which wrote out the name in Latin characters: Dicha.

This ancestor was from Kovno, Lithuania.
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