Keren-Happuch

August 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Hebrew, meaning “horn of face paint” or “box of cosmetics”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
. . . I got nothin’.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Keren-Happuch Lemon (so christened in order that her parents can call her “Keren” when she pleases them — which is usual, especially where her father is concerned — and “Happuch” when she is misbehaving), whose bravery and kindness in the face of heartbreak is the topic of her father’s story in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.

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