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    • 29.10.07 | 13:06 (IST)

    "The word Holocaust comes from the Jewish word for death." Oh really? Here's what the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary has to say: ********************************************* Main Entry: ho·lo·caust Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin holocaustum, from Greek holokauston, from neuter of holokaustos burnt whole, from hol- + kaustos burnt, from kaiein to burn ? more at caustic ********************************************* Do you see Hebrew anywhere? "When my Grandfather died in the arms of my Uncle, he said, "Ich Chole (I Die)." Sorry again! "Chole" in Hebrew means "sick" - nothing to do with death! So, Yosemite, be more accurate the next time around. Words whose meaning you seem to take for granted might have a completely different meanings than you think!

    from the article: Ukraine to ask Israel: Recognize 1930s famine as state genocide
    First published 00:00 29.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.10.07
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