🏷  Semitic pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Aug 2020 · 84 words

The totally ridiculous & garbled spook name Katzenellenbogen officially means “cat’s elbow”! We can see that it must be a pun. I suggest it’s קצין עליון בגנה qatsin-elyon-be-ganah which means “high ruler under cover”.

Hebrew qṣyn = ruler; lywn = high; b-gnh = in cover

קצין qṣyn qatsin : chief, ruler, commander — Old Hebrew (Strong)

עליון ˁlywn elyon : high, most high, superior — Hebrew (Klein)

ב־ b- : in; with; while, during; among — Hebrew (Wikt)

גנה gnh ganah : to cover, be covered; to overshadow, to obscure — Hebrew (Jastrow)

🏷  Semitic pun spook name · name