The meaning of names among Mediterranean Jews
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among other possible variations depending on the country and language of the person.
The root of the name may be 'louch' in Arabic.
La, Lel 'louch' may be an Arab name refering to an unknown meaning.
Al, La, Lel 'louch' may be an Arab name refering to an unknown meaning.
attached to the root name such as (aben, iben, abe, abi, abou, aboul, avi, am,
ben, bin, abou, a, aj, al, af, aff, bel, even, ha, i, la, lel, me, m,
o, wi, vi, ) denotes usually a relation to a person, i.e., the father of or
the son of X, a place, i.e., a person from X, an occupation, i.e., a person
who practices a specific occupation, a characteristic of a person, i.e., beautiful...
The prefixes al, el are equivalent to 'the' in English or the article 'le' in
French. In the Moroccan Berbers tradition, prefixes such as 'wi' 'vi' 'i' means
usually a family relationship to X, the equivalent of Abu in Arabic, i.e., 'the
father of', 'son of' a man, a tribal affiliation and so forth.In
the Hebrew tradition, the prefix ‘M ‘ is an abbreviation of
the word 'from.'
prefixes such as 'Ab e' in the name Ab E Rgel consist of two elements Ab=father
and E=the. Complex
prefixes such as 'BarHa' in the name BarHaNess consist of two elements Bar=son
Complex prefixes such as 'BarHa' in the name BarHaNess consist of two elements Bar=son and Ha=the.
such as 'an' or 'in' denote affiliation or a characteristic in Aramaec. Suffixes
such as 'i' or 'ri' 'ti' refer to an association with a person or a location,
for example: arditi= from ardou 'nino' are used in Spain and Italy
to indicate descendence or association with an attribute.
Suffixes such as 'a' characterize ancient Hebrew names, i.e., AviHatsir'a'
Suffixes such as oulah, oulay, ilah, ily, el, eli are used in Hebrew and Arabic to associate a name with God' blessing.
Suffixes such as 'illo' 'ano' 'ino'
Suffixes such as 'yah', 'yahu' 'hu' are used in Hebrew to denote God's benediction, for example: aviyah, aviyahu, avihu...
Suffixes such as 'oun' 'on' 'yout' 'out' characterize adjectives in Hebrew, for example: Hayoun, hayout...
Suffixes such as 'i' or 'ri' 'ti' refer to an association with a person or a location, for example: arditi= from ardouor ard.
'nino' are used in Spain and Italy to indicate descendence or association with an attribute.
Félix Nissim Saidou (1910-1978). Tunisia. Journalist. Editor of Jewish and Zionist
ALLOUCHE Jean-Luc (XXes.). Algeria. Journalist in France. Author of Jours innocents (Innocent days) and Juifs d’Algérie (Jews of Algeria).
ALLOUCHE Guy (1939-). Algeria. Politician representing the socialist party in the French senate.
ALLOUCHE Sidi Bahi (XIXes.). Algeria. Judge in Constantine.
ALLOUCHE-BENAYOUN Joëlle (XXes.). Algeria. Sociologist in France. Author of Juifs d’Algérie d’hier et d’aujourd’hui (Algerian Jews, yesterday and today). LALOUCHE Gaby (XXes.). Algeria. Mayor and politician in Dimona, Israel.
LELLOUCHE Jules (XXes.). Tunisia. Painter of reputation between WWI and WWII.
LELLOUCHE Ofer (1947-). Tunisia. Painter.
Lelouch Claude (1937-). France. Algerian descent. Prolific film maker and producer. Known for the film Un homme et une femme (A man and a woman).
LELLOUCHE Pierre (1951-). Tunisia. Political scientist. Journalist. Author of Le millénaire de l’apocalypse (the millenium of the apocalypse)
Azoulay, Hayim Yossef Shem Hagdolim (the names of the great)
AZOULAY Haïm Yossef David (Hida) (1724-1807) Chém haguédolim va’ad lahakhamim (The names of the Great Council of Sages).
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