Seinfeld

🏷  English German Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Sep 2020 · 75 words

The strange name Seinfeld may be a spook pun with German Schein for “appearance” & “pretense”, and English veiled (see -Field. The whole phrase could mean “veiled appearance”. Variants without suffix are Sein / Shein / Schein. They also pun with Semitic שנא šnˀ shina for “disguise”, see number 2.

German Schein = appearance, semblance

schein- : only for appearances, not truly, not real — German (Wikt)

Schein : shine, gleam, flash; bill, note; semblance, appearance — German (Wikt)

🏷  English German Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name