Quotation Rainer, Franz. 2019. Origen y andanzas del término económico 'dita' Revista de filología espanola. 99 (1), 145-162.


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The etymology of the business term dita, which survives in America and in Andalusia, is still considered unresolved in the online version of the dictionary of the Real Academia. Over a hundred years ago, Cuervo proposed an Italian origin, while Corominas later preferred a Catalan origin. In this article, I intend to show that the term indeed has Italian roots, but entered Spanish via Catalan. I will also argue that the hypotheses put forward by Cuervo and Corominas concerning the concrete word that served as a model were incorrect. The correct etymon is Italian detta, which in the Middle Ages referred to the words pronounced by a banker when transferring Money from one account to another.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Revista de filología espanola
Citation Index A&HCI
Language Spanish
Title Origen y andanzas del término económico 'dita'
Volume 99
Number 1
Year 2019
Page from 145
Page to 162
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.3989/rfe.2019.006
Open Access N

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Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
Competence Center for Business Languages WE (Details)
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