🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Jul 2022 · 159 words

Spook aristocrats love names starting with Rosen, like Rosenberg, Rosenbusch or Rosenbaum. This is a near-perfect pun with Semitic רוזן rwzn rozen meaning “prince”, “ruler”, “baron”, “count”. It’s commonly thought of as a “Jewish” name, but that’s just because rulers regularly feign to be “Jews”.

The name Rosen is an almost perfect pun with the Semitic title רוזן rwzn rozen, which means “prince” & “ruler”, and is also translated as “baron” or “count”. It is used in the Bible at Proverbs 14:28.

Combined with the suffix -Berg, a Rosen-Berg would then stand for a “veiled prince”.

Names without N could be instances of the Rose pun instead. The names are similar, but the Semitic pun-word is unrelated.

Hebrew, Aramaic rwzn = ruler, prince, baron, count, tyrant

רוזן‎ rwzn rozen : count — Hebrew (Wikt)

רוזן rwzn rozen : ruler, prince, potentate; baron — Hebrew (Klein)

רזון rzwn razon : ruler, prince — Hebrew (Klein)

רוזן rwzn rozen : prince — Hebrew (Jastrow)

רוזן rwzn : tyrant — Aramaic (CAL)

🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name