Italian Name spelling

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Italian Name spelling

Postby ginap » 15 May 2012, 12:30

I'm struggling trying to find this name, i'm spelling it how it sounds when spoken
"mishkin"
so can any one help me with the correct spelling.
Dialect Neapolitan.
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Re: Italian Name spelling

Postby PippoM » 16 May 2012, 07:39

Can you tell us what it is referred to? Is it a personal name?
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Re: Italian Name spelling

Postby ginap » 16 May 2012, 13:56

yes its someones first name.
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Re: Italian Name spelling

Postby Julo » 04 Aug 2012, 05:51

Are you sure it's a first name? I don't know of any first name that sounds like that...
But it reminds me of the sicilian word for the "poor thing", in relating to a person:
MESCHINA or mischina
(Mes-kee-nah)
(mee-skee-nah)


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