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Italian nicknames

Post by SouthernItalianNana » 06 Mar 2008, 19:09

When I was a child, I had a couple of great-uncles we called Biase, however, I know their names were Biagio. Is Biase a nickname for Biagio?

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Post by liviomoreno » 09 Mar 2008, 07:33

Biase, Biasio and Biagio are variations of the same name they all derive from the latin blaesus that means stammerer, stutterer.

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Post by SouthernItalianNana » 09 Mar 2008, 18:58

Thanks, Livio - I thought so, but I wanted someone to verify that for me.
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