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Old 02-12-2005, 02:47 AM
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Zev: Is "Zev" short for a longer name?

I met a guy named "Zev" last weekend - not our Zev, of course, but it got me thinking.

Is "Zev" a short form for a longer name ("Zebidiah" or "Zebedee", maybe?), or is it a stand-alone name?
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:53 AM
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And of course I just realised that tomorrow is Saturday, so there's no chance of hearing from Zev until Sunday.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:57 AM
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Zev is a stand-alone name, not a nickname. It's a fairly common man's name in Israel.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:58 AM
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Incidentally, "Zev" means "wolf" in Hebrew.
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:53 AM
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Incidentally, "Zev" means "wolf" in Hebrew.
Almost - it's the Yiddish version of the Hebrew "Ze'ev" (two syllables).
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:09 PM
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- not our Zev, of course,
it just occurred to me that "our Zev" is also, I think, the only doper whose screen name could also be his real name.
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:38 PM
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it just occurred to me that "our Zev" is also, I think, the only doper whose screen name could also be his real name.
Not by a long shot. I can think of at least two others who use their real names (assuming Zev uses his real name) - or shortened versions thereof. I'll let them speak for themselves, if they wish, because a) it's not my place, and b) I may be wrong about one of them. >_> And, of course, the two I'm thinking of are almost definitely not the only ones.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:11 PM
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Hijack.

Is Zev etymologically related to Zvi/Tzvi?
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:37 PM
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Hijack.

Is Zev etymologically related to Zvi/Tzvi?
Only in the sense that they're both animals. Zvi means Deer.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:45 PM
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it just occurred to me that "our Zev" is also, I think, the only doper whose screen name could also be his real name.

Nope. I remember a thread discussing the reasons why people wanted to stay anonymous on internet boards, and several posters mentionned that their nicknames was actually their real names.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:50 PM
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And of course I just realised that tomorrow is Saturday, so there's no chance of hearing from Zev until Sunday.

I think a new internet "law" is warranted, stating that any question adressed to practising Jews is to be posted during the sabbath....
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:21 PM
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Yeah, that forces us half-assed Jews to carry the load.

Man, this thing is heavy!
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:28 PM
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Only in the sense that they're both animals. Zvi means Deer.
Thank you. I had just sort of assumed they were geographical variants of the same name.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:51 PM
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it just occurred to me that "our Zev" is also, I think, the only doper whose screen name could also be his real name.
Wanna bet?
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:55 PM
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Yeah, that forces us half-assed Jews to carry the load.

Man, this thing is heavy!
You're too modest. You have an entire ass.
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:41 AM
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Zev is a corrupted version of Ze-AYV, meaning (as others have pointed out), wolf.

Tzvi is a different name, meaning "deer." (which, incidentally, is my father's name).

Zev Steinhardt
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:14 AM
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I thought it was short for "Zevulon".




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