Zayde vs Hamish - What's the difference?

zayde | hamish |

As a noun zayde

is grandfather.

As a proper noun hamish is

of mostly scottish usage.



Alternative forms

* zeidy, zaydeh, zeidi


(en noun)
  • grandfather
  • * 1974 , Fran Ross, Oreo ISBN 9780914870005 page 207:
  • Perhaps, in these circumstances, he would greet his granddaughter as a zayde should, with love and affection.
  • elderly man (as a term of respect)
  • * 3 November 1975 , John Simon, review of Lies My Father Told Me'', ''New York Magazine page 74:
  • The zayde is, as the hoary formula demands, gruff on the outside but wonderful to his horse and David...
  • * 1997 , Susan Berrin, A Heart of Wisdom ISBN 9781879045736 page 200:
  • To many people, the phrase "Jewish elderly" still conjures up images of bearded zaydes'' with ''yarmulkes ...


    * OED 2006



    (wikipedia Hamish)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • of mostly Scottish usage.
  • References

    * Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.