Girša Etkins' folklore collection of Latvian Jews

RepositoryArchives of Latvian Folklore
No.1791
Subbmited byGirša Etkins
TitleGirša Etkins' folklore collection of Latvian Jews
Description

Girša Etkins

Girša Etkins' collection of Latvian Jewish folklore holds 515 units. The collection is written down in two kinds of Yiddish orthography and translated into Latvian and Russian. It includes proverbs, sayings, beliefs, anecdotes, imprecations, swearwords, explanations of Yiddish words in Latvian, and a description of Latvian and Jewish relationship in Rēzekne.

The folklore collector Girša Etkins was born in Rēzekne in 1895. He was a teacher and translator, since 1926 he started to collect Jewish folklore. His first Jewish folklore collection was destroyed during the German occupation, but the second one was submitted to Latvian Folklore Archives at the end of 1946.

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1Muša var to aiznest uz astesproverb
2Mātei ir stikla acisproverb
3Ja liek mutē, atrod kaulosproverb
4Viņš nezin, kur durvis atverasproverb
5Mirt nekad nav pa vēluproverb
6Viņš ir gudrs priekš sevisproverb
7Septiņi gadi vedekla mājā un nezin, ka kaķim nav astesproverb
8Ja zvana, tad svētkiproverb
9Kā klāj, tā guļproverb
10Piemini eņģeli, bet nāk baznīckungsproverb
11Mazi bērni - mazas bēdas, lieli bērni - lielas bēdasproverb
12Kad nabags priecājas, visi to redzproverb
13Teikts meitai, bet domāts vedeklaiproverb
14Ņēmējs nav devējsproverb
15Kas nāk agrāk, tas maļ agrākproverb
16Arī lāci var iemācīt dancotproverb
17Kad cērp aitas, jēriņi drebproverb
18Sev abas acis, lai tikai viņam vienaproverb
19Uz rītdienu lai dievs gādāproverb
20Arī nelaimē laime vajadzīgaproverb
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