Friday, July 27, 2007
What's the origin of the name Klonymous?
In this post at HirHurim, R' Gil Student referred to a Rishon with the name "R. Samuel b. Qalonymus he-Hasid of Spires." I had always assumed it was a Yiddish name, since I only know the name because of R' Klonymous Kalaman Shapira of Piaseczna. Does anyone out there know the meaning/language/origin of this name?