Catalfamo is typically Sicilian, from the eastern part of the island, from Messina in particular, from Messina, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Castroreale, Terme Vigliatore, Milazzo and Furnari, should derive from a Greek nickname derived in turn from the Greek terms katà (against ) and phamà (cry, voice, that speaks), with the sense of antagonist, rebel, even if it cannot be excluded that it is a dialectal alteration of the Greek term ????????? katafaino, which means showing, highlighting, but also representing, perhaps identifying in the progenitor a kind of oracle or at least a man of religion.
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