'Pintatu' (Etxepare 1545): 'edan'?



Argitaratua api 16, 2009
Xarles Videgain


The first known book published in Basque language (Etchepare 1545) may yet harbour a few surprises. As a matter of fact the verb pintatu in the following excerpt: Nyri υna ez padaguit vehardicit pintatu has always been consistently translated as 'to drink' or 'to drink excessively', 'to drink like a fish', but this direct translation can be challenged by a more plausible contextualized proposal such as 'to pretend', 'to lure' or 'to hoax', which would take into account the various Castilian and French meanings of 'pintar' and 'peindre' (to paint), originated from the Latin word pingere.

How to Cite

Videgain, Xarles. 2009. «’Pintatu’ (Etxepare 1545): ’edan’?». Anuario Del Seminario De Filología Vasca "Julio De Urquijo" 43 (1-2):971-77. https://doi.org/10.1387/asju.1780.
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