Danilo Briasco’s novel «Il paese tranquillo. Calma apparente e mostri in agguato nell’entroterra ligure» (Genova: Liberodiscrivere, 2015) is set in Vallefredda ‘Cold Valley’, a ficticious place in Liguria; Valbrevenna does exist and has the same meaning: «valle» ‘valley’ + Brevenna (river name) < Palaeo-Ligurian *Brēuennā ‘related to the cold wind’ < Proto-Indo-European *Bʱreihₓ-wes-nahₐ ← *bʱreihₓ-wahₐ > Gaulish *brēuā ‘cold wind’ (> Lombard «bréva»), cognate of Italian «brìvido» < Celtic *brīuido- < Proto-Indo-European *bʱrihₓ-wi-dʱh₁-o- ‘primed by cold wind’ (with final compound element *-dʱh₁-o- ← √*dʱeh₁- ‘set’) and «brezza» < Gaulish *brḗuidiā ‘cold wind from North’ < Proto-Indo-European *bʱreihₓ-wi-dʱh₁-yahₐ. «Briasco» < Palaeo-Ligurian *Brig-āsko-s ‘montainous’ ← Celtic *brigā ‘mountain’ < Proto-Indo-European *bʱr̥g̑ʱ-ahₐ ← *bʱérg̑ʱ-s ‘mount’ ← √*bʱerg̑ʱ- ‘to be lofty; protect’

Un toponimo letterario ligure (e uno vero)

Guido Giovanni Borghi
2018

Abstract

Danilo Briasco’s novel «Il paese tranquillo. Calma apparente e mostri in agguato nell’entroterra ligure» (Genova: Liberodiscrivere, 2015) is set in Vallefredda ‘Cold Valley’, a ficticious place in Liguria; Valbrevenna does exist and has the same meaning: «valle» ‘valley’ + Brevenna (river name) < Palaeo-Ligurian *Brēuennā ‘related to the cold wind’ < Proto-Indo-European *Bʱreihₓ-wes-nahₐ ← *bʱreihₓ-wahₐ > Gaulish *brēuā ‘cold wind’ (> Lombard «bréva»), cognate of Italian «brìvido» < Celtic *brīuido- < Proto-Indo-European *bʱrihₓ-wi-dʱh₁-o- ‘primed by cold wind’ (with final compound element *-dʱh₁-o- ← √*dʱeh₁- ‘set’) and «brezza» < Gaulish *brḗuidiā ‘cold wind from North’ < Proto-Indo-European *bʱreihₓ-wi-dʱh₁-yahₐ. «Briasco» < Palaeo-Ligurian *Brig-āsko-s ‘montainous’ ← Celtic *brigā ‘mountain’ < Proto-Indo-European *bʱr̥g̑ʱ-ahₐ ← *bʱérg̑ʱ-s ‘mount’ ← √*bʱerg̑ʱ- ‘to be lofty; protect’
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