Spagna/Ispagna

USAKris

Member
USA, English
I have seen both Spagna and Ispagna written to mean "Spain". Is one or the other correct, or do people use both? Thank you
-Kris
 
  • DDT

    Senior Member
    Italy - Italian
    "Spagna" is the correct word..."Ispagna", originally coming from latin Hispania, was quite trendy in the Middle Ages...Dante, the "Father" of my language, happened to use it in his "Divina Commedia", but it was around 7 centuries ago..."Ispagna" is likely to be found in recent literature, I don't discuss...but that's terribly old-fashioned! ;)

    DDT
     

    USAKris

    Member
    USA, English
    DDT said:
    "Spagna" is the correct word..."Ispagna", originally coming from latin Hispania, was quite trendy in the Middle Ages...Dante, the "Father" of my language, happened to use it in his "Divina Commedia", but it was around 7 centuries ago..."Ispagna" is likely to be found in recent literature, I don't discuss...but that's terribly old-fashioned! ;)

    DDT
    I see. Thank you for clearing it up.
     
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