Re: [S-R] surname origin/meaning question
- At 05:39 AM 6/29/01 -0800, you wrote:
>No one seems to be answering, so maybe this will get things started:A dentist is a "zubni lekar" in Czech and in German a magician is a
>Zube is tooth in Czech,
>Zauber is magic in German.
>Good luck, with the common changes in vowels due to local dialects and the
>mix of Czech & German settlers in Bohemia, you have quite a puzzle!
Zauberer. Perhaps Zuber could be translated as one who makes teeth
disappear magically. The first painless (hopefully) dentists.