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20:07 Aug 21, 2004
Yiddish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
Yiddish term or phrase: pupic
what is the tail of a chicken or a belly button called in yiddish?
Earl Greenwald,MD

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3navel/belly button/...
Elena Petelos



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navel/belly button/...

I am not sure what your question is but I hope the folllowing links help....

Pupik - Navel, belly button, gizzard, chicken stomachs

pupik: belly button, chicken gizzard

"There is an interesting discussion going on in some linguistics circles
about the meaning of 'pupik, pipik, pupek'. By now, most people know
it's 'navel'. Where there is disagreement is which part of the chicken
it really refers to. Considering we know chickens don't have a need for
navels, there are different organs people say have that name.

Does any of you have the last word? At home, it used to be the stomach,
one of the things you find in the gizzards. Other people claim it's the

    Reference: http://shakti.trincoll.edu/~mendele/vol12/vol12006.txt
Elena Petelos
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:04
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Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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