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A BASIC guide to common words and phrases commonly found on Tombstones,

translated from languages likely to be encountered while researching in Pennsylvania.

Anyone who can contribute translations into additional languages,

or have additional phrases to be included, should contact


Ellis Michaels



English Hungarian

translation contributor

Bill Plack

January január
February február
March március
April április
May május
June június
July július
August augusztus
September szeptember
October október
November november
December december
age kor, ido
week hét
day nap
month hónap
year esztendo, év
born bear
died meghal
Sunday vasárnap
Monday hétfo"
Tuesday kedd
Wednesday szerda
Thursday csütörtök
Friday péntek
Saturday szombat
father apa, atya
mother anya
husband férj
wife asszony, feleség
son fiú
daughter leanya, lány
brother fitestver, fivér
sister nover, lánytestvér
grandfather nagyatya, nagyapa
grandmother nagyanya
uncle nagybácsi
aunt nagynéni
marriage hazassag
here rests itt nyugszik
rest in peace nyugodjék békében


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This page was updated 27 Apr 2011 and is maintained by Ellis Michaels


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