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- Perhaps back-formation from Yiddish רביצין (rebetsin, “rebbetzin, rabbi's wife”). Zamenhof's explanation that it was from German Kronprinzessin (“Crown Princess”) is thought to have been an attempt to avoid antisemitism. Reanalysed as edzo (“husband, spouse”) + -ino (“female”).
- wife (married woman)