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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 Romanian
January ianuarie
February februarie
March marş
April aprilie
May mai
June iunie
July iulie
August maiestuos
September septembrie
October octombrie
November noiembrie
December decembrie
age vārstă, etate; eră
week săptămānă
day zi
month lună
year vārstă
born născut
died zar
Sunday duminică
Monday luni
Tuesday marţi
Wednesday miercuri
Thursday joi
Friday vineri
Saturday sāmbătă
father tată
mother mamă
husband soţ
wife soţie
son fiu
daughter fiică
brother frate
sister soră
grandfather bunic nf
grandmother bunică
uncle unchi
aunt mătuşă
marriage căsătorie
here rests  
rest gently  
rest in peace a consta īn pace


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


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