NABOKV-L post 0002532, Sun, 2 Nov 1997 07:59:36 -0800

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Re: Botkin/Kinbote (fwd)
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Sam Shuman wrote:
>Does everyone know that, in Yiddish, a "botkin" is a sort of "funmaker" who
>travelled with a Klezmer band; a sort of yiddish version of the Joel Grey
part
>in "Cabaret?"

I should know that, but I didn't. How does a "botkin" differ from a
"tummler"? What is the origin of the Yiddish "botkin" -- i.e., Russian,
German, Hebrew, or -- ?

Thanks for the info.

Sylvia

Sylvia Weiser Wendel