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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Ena


Ena is decidedly Sardinian, very common in Decimoputzu in Cagliari and in Bitti in the Nuoro area, with strains in Cagliari, Sassari and Olbia, Enas, very rare, has a small stock in Dolianova and Cagliari in Cagliari and one in Sorso in Sassari, should derive from a nickname originated from the Sardinian word Logudorese èna (vein, understood both as a blood vessel, and as a vein of water or mineral), perhaps to characterize the typology of the habitation place of the capostites, probably near a metalliferous vein. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ENA; ENAS: vein, bena, ena de abba, de acqua = a spring or vein of water. Candu proit meda torrat a preni is enas = when it rains a lot feeds the aquifers again. Sometimes ena can also mean valley: a sa ena de santu Zorzi (Ghilarza) = in the valley of San Giorgio. In Latin vena also means water vein, source. Enatzu, benatzu, benosu = marshy, marshy. Vein in an anatomical sense, from the Italian vein. In ancient documents the word ena is generally cited as a toponym: sa ena de Libbe - locality in the countryside of Birore (CSNT - 11th, 13th century- 279). The voice is frequent in the Condaghe of Santa Maria di Bonarcado (CSMB, XI °, XIII ° sec.), Always as toponym: Benas de Turre -165; ena de Cerkis - 1; ena de Cogoti - 159; ena de Grega- 114; ena de Sepoy - 114. Currently the surname Ena is present in 111 Italian Municipalities, of which 46 in Sardinia: Decimoputzu 235, Bitti 73, Cagliari 37, Sassari 35, etc. Enas is present in 17 Italian Municipalities, 12 of which in Sardinia: Dolianova 15, Sorso 8, Cagliari 8, Sennori 3, etc.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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