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||Etymology of 'atand' or 'u uatan' in the Palese/Barese dialect. (Palo del Colle)
Could this word possibly originate from the 5th century
gothic/visigothic invasion/occupation? It sounds like the Teutonic
''Odin'' with vocalic and consonontal morphing. I know of nothing in
the Italian language or in Latin that is even remotely similar. I am
leaning in this direction given the Barese words ''do'' and ''da'' for ''here''
and ''there'' respectively.
''Do'' and ''da'' are used currently in colloquial Bavarian German, I
believe, and possibly in colloquial Austrian dialects. FYI, the Barese
dialect NEVER uses ''domani'' for ''tomorrow''; it uses ''cra'' from the
Latin ''cras'' (English ''procrastinate''). Could you possibly shed some
light on the ''Odin'' possibility? I am certain there were variations of
''Odin'' in Teutonic linguistics that resemble the Barese word for
''father''. Thank you very much.
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