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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pillittu


Pilittu, very very rare, is specific to Villamassargia nell'iglesiente, Pillittu is typical of San Sperate in the Cagliari area and of Serramanna in the Medio Campidano. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas PILLITTU: Wagner in DES for the voice pilittu, puts: (central and Logudorese) "steep valley furrow thick with trees; geographical term; etymology? In Latin we find pellitus = covered with skins. In the stories of Polybius - book III - 96 -7 et seq And in the stories of Livy - ab Urbe condita - books XXI and XXIII there is talk of the Sardinian events of 215 BC of the revolt of the Punic Sardinian Amsicora and of the Sardinians Pelliti against Rome and the very serious defeat from the Punic Sardinians. Latin historians say that the battle took place at the confluence of two rivers and it is certainly the Rio Flumineddu and Rio Mannu and exactly between the two current centers of San Sperate and Villasor. the inhabitants of the mountain, according to some historians: for us the Sardinians Pelliti were the inhabitants of the plain of Campidano, breeders of sheep and goats and covered with skins, of mastruca in fact = sheepskin garment or goat, which today in Campidano we call "sa 'est''e pèddi" = dressed in leather. The pelliti were therefore shepherds of the Campidano not of the Barbagia. Amsicora, a large landowner from Cagliari, Sardinian Punic, intending to defend Sardinia from the assaults of the Roman legions, found his allies

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

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