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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Esu


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Esu is typically Sardinian, of Cagliari and Villasor in Cagliari, of Carbonia and Iglesias, of Terralba in the Oristano area and of Guspini and San Gavino Monreale in the Middle Campidano, of obscure etymological origin, it could be hypothesized a derivation from an apheretic form of the name Iesu , or, less likely, from a nickname originating from an always apheretic form of the Sardinian term resu (prayer). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ESU: éssu, ésu, bèssu: they are Logudorese voices, with the meaning of habit, habit, way of behaving. Most likely they come from the Italian vezzo. We cannot understand what relations there are between the voice and the surname, or in what sense it is attributed. Or perhaps the meaning and the etymology of esu have different derivation from that supposed by us! In the ancient papers of the language and history of Sardinia we have traced only one Esu: Esu Gilitto, bishop of the ancient diocese of Ampurias (today Tempio Ampurias). He was nominated

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


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