English term or phrase:Maven
Italian translation:Esperto, perito
Entered by: Silvia Socinovi

23:13 Dec 15, 2010
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English to Italian translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: Maven
I have the following sentence "Connector, Maven or Persuader"...what's the Italian for it? I searched wikipedia for it and I've found out "maven" a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. I've seen this term comes from Yiddish, but I cannot understand whether it is kind of slang or if it is a technical, specific term. I suppose this is American English...but I'm not so sure about that...

Can someone help?

Thank you!
Silvia Socinovi
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Howard Sugar
3 +1maven / esperto / persona esperta di qualche argomento e desiderose di condividere la conoscenza
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maven / esperto / persona esperta di qualche argomento e desiderose di condividere la conoscenza

Il termine "maven" è utilizzato sia in italiano sia in tedesco come sinonimo di "esperto", "persona esperta" o anche "guru".

La parola in questione è MAVEN, che secondo i sociologi descriverebbe “persone esperte di qualche argomento e desiderose di condividere la conoscenza”.

Note added at 10 mins (2010-12-15 23:24:10 GMT)

In inglese è comunque un termine colloquiale.

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Questo é dal Oxford Dictionary . E colloquiale

maven U.S. colloq.


Also mavin, mayvin. Pl. -im.

[ad. Heb. mevin understanding.]

An expert or connoisseur.

   1965 Hadassah News Letter Apr. 30 (Advt.), Get Vita at your favorite supermarket, grocery or delicatessen. Tell them the beloved Maven sent you. It won't save you any money: but you'll get the best herring—Vita.    1968 L. Rosten Joys of Yiddish 223 Mavin was recently given considerable publicity in a series of newspaper advertisements for herring tidbits. ‘The Herring Mavin Strikes Again!’ proclaimed the caption. The picture showed an empty jar. A real advertising mavin must have thought that up.    1969 Time 12 Sept. 78 Much of the credit for the Cinderella publishing story goes to Robert Gottlieb, then the editorial genie in residence at Simon & Schuster, now the mavin at Alfred Knopf.    1970 L. M. Feinsilver Taste of Yiddish iii. 323 Canada Dry has been touting its product as ‘Maven's Choice’ in American Jewish weeklies, where Switzerland Emmentaler cheese announces itself with: ‘Calling all Mayvinim!’    1972 Publishers Weekly 10 July 22/1 If Shawn is not exactly a boxing maven, he knows even less about baseball.    1973 Milwaukee Jrnl. 4 Mar. V. 4/1 Miss Decter (no Ms., please) is one of the culture ‘mavins’ of New York, to use a newly chic term borrowed from the Hebrew.    1973 N.Y. Times 8 July X. 31/4 Mama, who had managed to support herself by becoming a local real estate maven, negotiated the purchase.

Note added at 8 hrs (2010-12-16 08:06:03 GMT)

Maybe "intenditore" might be a better translation!!!

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