[Ads-l] goyisch and possible ADS search problem

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Mar 2 21:35:43 UTC 2015


Thank you for that kind clarification. The Oxford Dictionary site also 
has that spelling. Potok uses a lot of alternative spellings and I 
forgot to double-check goyisch. BB


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> Shapiro, Fred <mailto:fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> March 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM
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> The Oxford English Dictionary has an entry for "goyish" with a first 
> use da=
> ted 1959. Your 1955 citation appears to be a legitimate antedating of 
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> OED, although ProQuest has it as far back as 1888 (Jewish Messanger, 
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> 0, 1888, page 1).
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> Fred Shapiro
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> The word "goyisch" is used in Chaim Potok's "My Name is Lev Asher"
> (1972), as an adjective for goy.
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> The word does not appear on Wiktionary or the Oxford Dictionary site. It
> seems I have gone beyond my quota for Merriam-Webster as I can no longer
> search there.
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> "Goyish" appears italicized in 1955 in "Jewish Frontier," vol. 22
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