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5/10/10 3:17 PM
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for 'shylock' not its modern meaning but its origin?
5/10/10 3:25 PM
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Word Origin & History

shylock

"usurer," 1786, from Jewish money-lender character in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (c.1596
5/10/10 3:30 PM
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Good play. You should read it if you haven't already done so.
5/10/10 5:03 PM
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i was hoping to go back even farther than that ms. to the origins before Shakespeare.
5/10/10 5:08 PM
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Are you sure it comes from Hebrew, rather than just being a word Shakespeare came up with on the basis of its suitable sound?
5/10/10 5:24 PM
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sounded heb. but not sure.
5/10/10 10:42 PM
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Shylock can't be a Hebrew name. It may be an Anglicized Hebrew name. Shilo maybe.

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