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08:14 Nov 28, 2000
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:rapparee
I actually know what it means:
1. A freebooting soldier of 17th-century Ireland. 2. A bandit or robber.
I just would like to have some more info on its etymology.
As far as I know it comes from:
Irish Gaelic rapaire, variant of ropaire, cutpurse, from ropaid, he stabs
But there are also other interpretations.
A response in Italian or English would be fine.