The Nickname for American means Jacob i.e. Israel! (28 August 2017, 6 Elul, 5777)N
We have noted that Jack is short for Jacob. The "a" in Jacob in Hebrew is an ayin which may be pronounced as "an".
The name Jacob is recalled in the Union Jack of Britain meaning the Uniting of Jacob. The Ten Tribes in the End Times are referred to in connection with the raising up the Tribes of Jacob (Isaiah 49:6), The nickname Yank or YANKEE for North American derives from a form of the name Jacob.Â Within the USA, Yankee or Yank means someone from the northern states as against those from the south. Outside of the USA however, the nickname Yank is applied to citizens of the USA no matter what part of the US they come from.
[Isaiah 49:6] AND HE SAID, IT IS A LIGHT THING THAT THOU SHOULDEST BE MY SERVANT TO RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, AND TO RESTORE THE PRESERVED OF ISRAEL: I WILL ALSO GIVE THEE FOR A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT THOU MAYEST BE MY SALVATION UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH.
This etymology of Yankee is explained by I. E. Mozeson ("The Word", p.20 entry: "ANKLE") and holds true regardless as to whether the name was derived from the Dutch Janke, a Red Indian name for "English", or from the name of a Red Indian Tribe. Whatever its origin, "YANK" is an acceptable shortening of the Hebrew Jacob!! This name was given to citizens of the USA and the name in Hebrew means Jacob.Â Â Â Â Â Â
Every now and again someone comes along and criticizes the etymology of Yank as being (like "Jack") another form of the name Jacob.
We have therefore collated the following pertinent sources:
I came across the following passage in a book I probably would not like and may never read yet it had the following entry:
# Griffin and Hubert, who werte not Jewish, had been unable to understand the origin of Ruby's childhood name - "Yank," or somthing that sounded like that when uttered by Ruby's Yiddish-speaking neighbors back in Chicago.... Ruby's real name was "Yunk," a shortened version of the Yiddish translation for the name Jack - "Yunkle."
A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
By Philip Shenon
So too, a lady wrote me that the name of her husband was Jacob but he was always known as "Yank."
The nickname "Yank" applied toÂ someone from the U.S.A. is derivable from a possible pronunciation of the Hebrew name Yaacov or Jacob rendered as "Yankel" in Yiddish.
Given Name YANKEL
OTHER SCRIPTS:Â Â (Yiddish)
Meaning & History
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
Recently, an acquaintance of mine who pronounces Yaakov as "Yankov" (or
perhaps "Yankev," I'll have to listen more carefully next time) told me that he
pronounces "shema" as "sheman."
I also asked Rabbi Jonathan Cohen of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Community
of London how Jews with a Dutch/Portuguese pronunciation pronounce the "ng"
version of the ayin (the so-called "NGayin").Â He confirmed Martin's observation
that at the end of a word, "ng" is used:Â I asked, "Does the Spanish and
Portuguese congregation pronounce the 'g' at the end of a word -- so that
'shema' is pronounced "shemang?'"Â He responded, "As regards NGayin the end of
the word - yes the oldies do say 'Shemang Yisrael'."
LEVIN, SCHNEIR. Judaism; New York40.4 (Fall 1991): 506.
# And there was Jacob, Ya'acob, and how did a n get into the Patriarch's name in the nasalized Yainkov in Yiddish?... there is certainly Yainkov and its derivatives Janks and Jankelovitz (Yankelovitch).#
#5. Aegel and Angle are synonymous in Biblical Hebrew!