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|Subject:||Etymology of 'atand' or 'u uatan' in the Palese/Barese dialect. (Palo del Colle)|
|Question:||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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