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What does the word "volgare" mean in the records?

Postby Bette » 06 May 2009, 05:21

I've been reading some Sicilian records (births & deaths). When referring to the husband, they usually state his occupation. When they refer to the wife, sometimes they will say she is the wife (moglie) or sometimes they will say what she does (filandaia), but I have also seen some records where they say the wife is "volgare". What does that really mean?
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Re: What does the word "volgare" mean in the recor

Postby Lucap » 06 May 2009, 07:22

Are you sure about the correct spelling of the word? Can you post an image?

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Re: What does the word "volgare" mean in the recor

Postby Bette » 06 May 2009, 23:02

I am pretty sure that I have spelled it correctly. Unfortunately, I don't have an image to post at this time.
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Re: What does the word "volgare" mean in the recor

Postby Lucap » 07 May 2009, 07:51

You can easily verify the meaning of "volgare" on a dictionary (for example: http://www.wordreference.com/iten/volgare ) but i'm not sure that the officier wrote exactly that word. I think this is a very odd term referred to a woman.
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Re: What does the word "volgare" mean in the recor

Postby pink67 » 07 May 2009, 10:40

Luca, potrebbe dericare dal termine Vulgo, quindi stare ad indicare persona del vulgo, popolana?

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Re: What does the word "volgare" mean in the recor

Postby Lucap » 07 May 2009, 14:59

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il 95% della popolazione faceva parte allora del cosidetto "volgo"... quindi lo ritengo poco "caratterizzante". Propendo più per una lettura errata o qualcosa di simile.

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