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Interesting vocabulary - Penitanziagite

 
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ksteele



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:59 pm    Post subject: Interesting vocabulary - Penitanziagite Reply with quote

I'm a little behind the times, since I just started reading The Name of the Rose (actually it was written 8 years before I was born). About fifty pages into the book, I came across the word:
"Penitenziagite".
And I cannot find a meaning for this word anywhere.
I tried to Google it and the closest I found was the an instrumental song by that name.
Please e-mail me any information (this word might be Italian or Latin) at Keithsteele@msn.com
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LucentShade



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is that it's a word that the author invented. It probably doesn't have a "real" meaning, aside from the way it's used in the book.
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