Profession - Carafaro?

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Profession - Carafaro?

Postby bnelson » 03 Sep 2012, 03:24

I have what is hopefully an easy question. What is the translation of the italian profession "Carafaro"?

Thanks,

Bill
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Re: Profession - Carafaro?

Postby erudita74 » 03 Sep 2012, 12:18

Do you, by any chance, have the record in which this occupation appears to upload to the forum for all to see?
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Re: Profession - Carafaro?

Postby Sabino » 03 Sep 2012, 15:35

'O carrafaro era il venditore di caraffe e bicchieri, anche se in alcune paesi di provincia, con lo stesso nome veniva identificato colui che riparava le botti che, invece, a Napoli era detto vuttaro.
Il nome deriva dall’arabo garräfa, che indicava una bottiglia dalla pancia larga. Con la stessa denominazione, inoltre, a Napoli si indicava anche un’unità di misura per i liquidi, corrispondente a 0,727 litri.
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Re: Profession - Carafaro?

Postby bnelson » 04 Sep 2012, 02:32

Grazie Sabino!
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