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Thread #52135   Message #796922
Posted By: Charlie Baum
04-Oct-02 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Yiddish word for silver
Subject: RE: BS: Yiddish word for silver
"Zilber" if we're talking about a color.
But if money or the metal is involved, Yiddish might be more likely to use the Hebrew-derived "kesef" .
The accent is on the first syllable if one is speaking Yiddish.
If we're talking about money, it's definitely "kesef".

--Charlie Baum