Picciriddo

Discussione in 'Italian-English' iniziata da aerynsun, 24 Settembre 2009.

  1. aerynsun New Member

    Czech
    Picirrido
    Hello, this is my first post here, so please bear with me.
    Can someone give me English translation of this word? It is a colloquial word for a small child that I came accross while watching a programme from Sicily, but I cannot find the English equivalent.
    Thank you.
     
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  2. winegrower Senior Member

    I think that picciridu or picciriddu in Sicilian and Calabrian or piccirìllo in Neapolitan or piccirichi in Greek (this is a small world!) are all idiomatic terms meaning fanciullo, piccino= small child, kid. I don't suppose there's a specific equivalent in english. On dictionaries I found the terms: moppet and pee-wee but they are beyond my english!
     
  3. Murphy

    Murphy Senior Member

    Sicily, Italy
    English, UK
  4. Pitufa86 Senior Member

    I can confirm that picciriddu is a sicilian term. Picciriddu= little boy,kid.
    we call picciriddu a little boy until the age of 10/11, afterwards we call him picciutteddu. ;)
     
  5. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    It all goes back to Magna Grecia.
     
  6. aerynsun New Member

    Czech
    Thank you all for your kind replies. The link to Ancient Greece was a fascinating bonus information!
     
  7. franz rod Senior Member

    Italiano
    Sembra invece di no. Deriva dalla radice "pic" (presente in piccolo ma anche in picca ad esempio) con l'aggiunta raddoppiata di "ilus" (cioè un "classico" diminutivo): picc-il-illu(m).
     
  8. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    What I really meant is that several Sicilian words found their way into Greek (and probably vice versa) because Greece started colonizing Sicily in 750 BC. I always thought that picciridu is an Italian word.
     
  9. franz rod Senior Member

    Italiano
    Questo è indubbio, ma leggendo il tuo intervento sembra che la parola picciriddu derivi dal greco, mentre più presumibilmente dovrebbe derivare dal latino.
     
  10. k_georgiadis

    k_georgiadis Senior Member

    NJ, USA
    English (AE)
    That was not what I meant. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  11. Ermelinda85 New Member

    Florence
    Italian
    Ciao, devo tradurre un brano di Camilleri e non riesco a trovare l'equivalente inglese per il siciliano "picciriddo". Qualcuno mi sa aiutare? Grazie
     

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