Re: [tied] *bhardha & lat. barbatus

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14542
Date: 2002-08-26

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 23:58:01 +0200, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>Forget the last possibility. As for the other two, I've never seen the word <farfechie>
>and it doesn't resemble any Italian words for 'moustache', 'sideboards', 'whiskers' or
>'beard' known to me. Of course I'm not a native speaker and the word may be rare, dialectal,
>slangy, far-fetchy or whatever. Does anyone on the list know it?

I don't know the word and it's not in any Italian dictionary that I have or
which is accessible online. No web search engine returns any results. It could
be a dialectal word (perhaps somehow continuing Osco-Umbrian *farfa "beard", or,
less far-fetched, simply a variation on Ital. farfalla "butterfly"), but it's
not in an online Calabrian/Neapolitan dictionary which claims to contain some
20,000 words.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal