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Both Erbi and the less rare Erbì are specific to Cagliari, Iglesias and Oristano, Erby, absolutely rare, it is typical of southern Sardinia, they should derive from nicknames originated from the Sardinian term èrbu (tree), perhaps to indicate a great determination of the progenitor, but it is also possible that they derive instead from the Sardinian word erbìn (moss), perhaps thus identifying a characteristic of the area of origin or habitation of the progenitor. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ERBA; ERBI '; ERBY: grass = grass: herba in Latin. Uncertainties remain about Erbì's meaning and etymology, but could be the shortened form of erbìdu = grassy. However, it has the nominal root of (h) grass> (h) erb. They are not present, like surnames,

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

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