Meaning of the word "nezza"

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Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby cefalo2 » 06 Feb 2009, 11:47

Can anyone tell me the meaning of the word "nezza"? Perhaps I am not reading it correctly? "Sua nezza" - between the two little red lines.

Thank you!

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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby Lucap » 06 Feb 2009, 12:30

If you have the whole page i can try to verify with other words. The only thing i can suppose is "Mezza" with the meaning of "Metà" (Half), but i'm not sure.

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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby PeterTimber » 06 Feb 2009, 14:54

I interpret that to mean "HIS HALF" but its meaning is elusive. =Peter=
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby cefalo2 » 06 Feb 2009, 15:40

Hi Lucap and Peter - thanks for the assistance.

I probably should have added more info when I first posted. This is a page from a 1750 stato dell'anime. The line reads:

"Angela Lisabetta Maria Troisi, sua nezza, e figlia di Filippo e q. Petronilla di Garofano..... yada yada .... age 11."

The woman on the (cut-off) line above her was her grandmother, aged sixty, and according to the formula of the other households, "sua nezza" describes her relationship to the head of the house (in this case her grandmother.)

In the previous censuses "nipote" was used for niece/nephew/grandchild, so this "nezza" thing is a new twist.

I've scoured the Latin books and can't find anything remotely similar and I know it's not dialect. It's bugging me that I can't find a definition.....

Thanks for any light you can shed.
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby PeterTimber » 06 Feb 2009, 15:45

Did you try familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Websites/framset_websites.asp and put in Latin in the title. =Peter=
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby cefalo2 » 06 Feb 2009, 15:54

Hi Peter,

Just tried it. It came up with six sites, but none with anything relevant.
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby liviomoreno » 06 Feb 2009, 17:34

The word is "Nezza" = Nipote = Niece

See http://www.etimo.it/?term=nezza
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby Lucap » 06 Feb 2009, 17:55

Questa non l'avevo mai sentita! Ottimo, Livio.

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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby uantiti » 06 Feb 2009, 18:03

Lucap wrote:Questa non l'avevo mai sentita! Ottimo, Livio.

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Nor did I. Very good Livio.

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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby liviomoreno » 06 Feb 2009, 18:18

Some times it's very easy to find the solution! I just googled "nezza" as requested by Cefalo2 (Image)...
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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby Lucap » 06 Feb 2009, 18:29

I, for example, didn't do it, but i just did think it wasn't the correct transcription of the word because i never heard of it :cry: ... so, i insist, "ottimo, Livio". :wink:

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Re: Meaning of the word "nezza"

Postby cefalo2 » 07 Feb 2009, 01:53

Fantastic! Thank you, Livio!
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