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English translation: Earlocks are longer sections of hair starting from above the ears.

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11:40 Nov 29, 1999
Yiddish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Yiddish term or phrase: earlock?
What is the hair dangling in front of
the ears of Orthodox Jewish boys called ? This is for a translation of a novel from Norwegian, which calls it literally "earlock". Thanks a lot!

Steve Murray
Pelle
Steven Murray
English translation:Earlocks are longer sections of hair starting from above the ears.
Explanation:
These earlocks are also called side-curls. In Hebrew they are called payot and in Yiddish, payos, and literally means "corners". They extend down from above the ears, and are kept at various lengths, from mere sideburns to very long locks of hair. Many Orthodox Jewish men wear them in keeping with various traditions relating to how to fulfill the biblical prohibition of shaving off the "payot/payos" of the head and of the beard.
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David Goldman
United States
Local time: 23:02
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Great, thanks for the help. A good solution.
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na +1Earlocks are longer sections of hair starting from above the ears.David Goldman


  

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Earlocks are longer sections of hair starting from above the ears.


Explanation:
These earlocks are also called side-curls. In Hebrew they are called payot and in Yiddish, payos, and literally means "corners". They extend down from above the ears, and are kept at various lengths, from mere sideburns to very long locks of hair. Many Orthodox Jewish men wear them in keeping with various traditions relating to how to fulfill the biblical prohibition of shaving off the "payot/payos" of the head and of the beard.

David Goldman
United States
Local time: 23:02
PRO pts in pair: 3
Grading comment
Great, thanks for the help. A good solution.

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