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Yak pashol moy lazar


Yak pashol moy lazar




He heard from an old beggar accompanied by an ancient Slavic string instrument. Words mean “As my Lazarus” went to pray to god, holy lord, merciful redeemer, holy virgin, mother of god, take in my soul as one takes in one’s oxen (i.e. I want to die). Informant used in his biographic sketches.


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“Yak pashol moy lazar,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 22, 2024,
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