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Friday, September 05, 2021

Me: …So that’s what my name means. What does your name mean?

She: Well, “Karen” means “light” in Hebrew* but I’m not Jewish, so it doesn’t mean anything for me.

Me: Nice. But I don’t think it matters if you’re Jewish or not, the name still means what it means, regardless.

She: Maybe.

Me: I’m pretty sure.

She: Okay! (giggles)


*Turns out that the Hebrew name she’s thinking of is Keren, which does translate to “ray of light”. However, Karen is derived from Katherine, which ultimately means “purity”. I only wish I had known all this during the initial conversation.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/05/2021 07:28:33 PM
Category: Women, Wordsmithing
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