Maggid

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sat May 3 09:52:29 EDT 2003


Ros wrote:

>A "Maggid" (sometimes spelled other ways in English) is a (usually
>itinerarnt) Jewish preacher or teacher popular in Europe, though not used
>now as a contemporoary term, AFAIK. I've often wondered if DWJ may have seen
>this term somewhere and decided to use it for her Maggids. It's pronouced
>"MAH-ggid" and is a Hebrew word.

Bliss!  Thank you for that.  I suspect synchronicity, but DWJ knows Lots Of
Stuff and might have had this as small happy joke.

Minnow


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