worthy of love

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by grlgotgame, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. grlgotgame New Member

    united states english
    my name is amanda which means "worthy of love" in latin. i would like to know how to spell and pronounce that in hebrew. please only reply if you're accurate. it is very important for a project that im doing.
  2. morgoth2604 Senior Member

    Israel - (Fluent Hebrew and English), Passable French, Horrid German
    Well I'm not really sure whether you want your name transliterated into hebrew, or whether you want the phrase worthy of love translated, but I'll assume it's the latter.

    Worthy of love:
    ראוי לאהבה
    ra-ui leahava
  3. bat777 Senior Member

    Talmon, Israel
    Israel, Hebrew
    Hi Amanda,
    morgoth2604 gave you an accurate transliteration of the male form, but since you're probably a female, I thought you might want the female form too:

    ראויה לאהבה
    re-u-ya le'ahava

    (the seperation between the e and the a in the second word marks that the a functions as a consonant+vowel and not only vowel, in terms of pronunciation).
    Good luck with your project! :)
  4. morgoth2604 Senior Member

    Israel - (Fluent Hebrew and English), Passable French, Horrid German
    Ah yes, good call, I overlooked that important detail.
  5. Lindsalin New Member

    I was wondering if you could possibly translate this into ancient hebrew as well?
  6. Aoyama Senior Member

    川崎市、巴里 (黎)
    français Clodoaldien
    One must also notice that in Latin, the word comes as a single noun/word, but in Hebrew (as in English) you need two words, that makes it not very suitable for a name. You could have it in French (aimable/Aimable, a bit old-fashioned, but used for males in the first part of the 20th c.). A different construction with the root "ohev" ([to] love) might be possible (éhuva ?). In Arabic (but the word is also used in Modern Israeli Hebrew colloquially), you have the word "habib", "habibi", "my friend/mate/chap" (from the same root) ...
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  7. anipo

    anipo Senior Member

    Spanish (Arg)- German
    Hello Aoyama
    French has invaded your English!:)

    About Amanda in Hebrew: worthy of love, as already stated is ראויה לאהבה.
    There is another name, אהובה (Ahuva), which means "beloved" or "loved one".
    I think this would be the nearest to Amanda in meaning.
  8. Aoyama Senior Member

    川崎市、巴里 (黎)
    français Clodoaldien
    Yes, " אהובה (Ahuva)" was what I had in mind. Right about that "e" missing ... Ahuva would be close to another name "Hava" (Eva, Eve), (with a different root, of course, but close in the sense that it is one word only).
  9. Yaella Member

    Français - Belgique
    Perhaps because I´m a native French speaker, I relate the name Amanda to "almond" rather than to "Amanda amanda est". That would then be translated to שׁקד (Shaked) , a modern Hebrew name.
  10. Aoyama Senior Member

    川崎市、巴里 (黎)
    français Clodoaldien
    Yes, but it's almendola in late Latin (from a Greek word that has given the word "amygdale"/tonsil) mandorla in Italian and almendra in Spanish. Relating the name to "almond" is not correct. It comes rightly from "amare", in the same way that "lavanda" (lavande/lavender) comes from lavare ...
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012

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