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From Switzerland to Italy in the footsteps of the «buzzurri»

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Keywords: Historical Linguistics; Etymology; Italian Dialects; Florentine and Roman Dialects.

This note analyses a number of etymological hypotheses, according to which the word "buzzurro" is either a backformation from "buzzurrone", allotrope of "buggerone" 'sodomite', or is linked to northern Italian and Italian-Swiss forms as "brüzur", "brüsur" 'burn'.

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