Frinche

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by querceus, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. querceus

    querceus New Member

    Sussex, England
    English, Am & British
    This popular song by Rossini, "La Danza" contains the well known line quoted below:


    Mamma mia, mamma mia,mamma mia, si salterà.Frinche, frinche, frinche,frinche......etc
    This is usually given as "faster, faster, faster" in a translation of the song, but oddly I can't find the word "frinche" in any dictionary. Can anyone shed light on the origin of the word.

    Grazie
     
  2. Blackman

    Blackman Senior Member

    Island of Sardinia, Italy
    Italiano/Sardo
  3. Gianfry

    Gianfry Senior Member

    Brighton, Uk
    Italian
    My opinion is that "frinche" is just some kind of onomatopoeic word, maybe related to some dancing step. "Fr-", for instance, makes me think of some twirl.
     
  4. johngiovanni

    johngiovanni Senior Member

    Does this have a Neopolitan origin? Is it related to a chirping sound and "fringuello"?
     

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