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Ancient profession, Naples

Postby user0425 » 15 Jul 2015, 11:40

Hi,

could you help me identifying this profession?

The first prefix is obviously " M.ro " which stands for "Mastro".
The problem is the following word.
I just know the first letter is " S " and finishes in " ro ".
The location in near Naples, so it could be also a dialectal form.

http://postimg.org/image/9arzo8ejp/

Sorry for the pic's quality, this is what I've got!

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby erudita74 » 15 Jul 2015, 14:55

Here are a number of links to Neopolitan dialect. I can't find the occupation, but my guess is that he was a cobbler, and that the word is a form of calzolaio (looks like scalzolaio or scalzolaro, but I've never seen the occupation written with an ro at the end). The title would have been used with that occupation if he was a master cobbler.
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https://books.google.fr/books?id=4XQyAQ ... &q&f=false

http://www.ndonio.it/Napoli%20Glossario.htm

http://www.vesuvioweb.com/it/wp-content ... vioweb.pdf

https://it.glosbe.com/nap/it

http://pulcinella291.forumfree.it/?t=26699448

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby erudita74 » 15 Jul 2015, 15:06

Here's a link to the old occupations or trades of Naples-

http://www.napoligrafia.it/tradizioni/mestieri.htm

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby user0425 » 15 Jul 2015, 16:32

Here are a number of links to Neopolitan dialect.


Thank you very much Erudita74 !
I really appreciate those links, very useful ! :D

I can't find the occupation, but my guess is that he was a cobbler, and that the word is a form of calzolaio (looks like scalzolaio or scalzolaro, but I've never seen the occupation written with an ro at the end). The title would have been used with that occupation if he was a master cobbler.


As you said, it could be another form of "Calzolaio" such as "Scalzolaro", but maybe it was just a writing mistake! In fact I've already found others...

If anyone has other suggestion, they are welcomed!

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jul 2015, 16:47

Possibly... Scatolaro = box maker :-D

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby erudita74 » 15 Jul 2015, 17:25

You said in your initial query that the location was NEAR Naples. What specific town are you referring to?
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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby user0425 » 15 Jul 2015, 17:50

Possibly... Scatolaro = box maker :-D

T.


Yes! You did it!!! Great!
Confirmed also here that existed:

https://books.google.it/books?id=hYXKm2 ... 22&f=false

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby user0425 » 15 Jul 2015, 17:53

If you don't mind I've got another one:

http://postimg.org/image/xu1c40kcj/

What I read is: "Copebaro", what is this???
This is not a Mastro.


Thanks!

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jul 2015, 19:06

user0425 wrote:
Possibly... Scatolaro = box maker :-D

T.


Yes! You did it!!! Great!
Confirmed also here that existed:

https://books.google.it/books?id=hYXKm2 ... 22&f=false


:-)

For the next occupation above - can you post the entire (or a good portion) of the document so we can get a look at the formation of letters throughout? It would really help ...

T.

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 16 Jul 2015, 07:43

Might it be "Copetaro" - maker/manufacturer of Torrone (nougat)?
Angela :)

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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby user0425 » 16 Jul 2015, 15:32

AngelaGrace56 wrote:Might it be "Copetaro" - maker/manufacturer of Torrone (nougat)?
Angela :)


Well, I think you're right, because it's a speciality from the area of Naples! :D
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Re: Ancient profession, Naples

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 17 Jul 2015, 21:03

Happy to help :D

Here's a step by step clip, with subtitles, on how to make homemade Torrone, in case anyone is interested. I would reduce the sugar content.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TggfpY-CT8s
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