The Laudi of the Regole (13th-18th century) with etymology and toponomastic morphology

Maria Teresa Vigolo and Paola Barbierato

Published by: Società Filologica Friulana, Via Manin, 18, 33100 Udine (UD)
Co-editor: Fondazione G. Angelini – Centro Studi sulla Montagna, Piazza Mercato 26, 32100 Belluno (BL)
With the support of: Magnifica Comunità di Cadore, Istituto Ladin de la Dolomites, Union dei Ladign de Selva, Union dei Ladin de Zopè, Union Ladina del Cadore de Medo, Union Ladina d’Oltreciusa

Published 2012

Category: philological repertoire of old Cadorino.

Pages: 954

Dimensions: 23 cm x 16 cm x 5 cm

ISBN: 978-88-7636-156-2

This Glossary is presented with a well suited preface by Giovan Battista Pellegrini with the title, “the lexicon of the Statutes or Laudi Cadorini”, which originally came out in 2002.
The volume is a fundamental philological repertoire which collects lemmata with their etymology contained in over seventy laudi (the historical statutes of Cadore, comprising Ampezzo and Comelico) from the mid 1200’s to 1700.
The term “laudo”, from the latin laudare, means “to approve of a statute”: the laudi were therefore collections of local norms and rules which regulated civic and economic life of the people of Cadore. Initially they were transmitted orally, but in from the 13th century onward, these norms were recorded in writing. The oldest recorded laudo is that of the Regola of Festornigo dating from 1239.
Over the course of ten years, Maria Teresa Vigolo and Paola Barbierato (who also collaborated in the scientific supervision of the series, Oronimi Bellunesi, edited by the Angelini Foundation) went over each term of the seventy laudi of Cadore, explaining their significance and origin, in the same way in which they support systematically the work on an etymological level, the work on Oronyms, following the path traced by Dr. Giovan Battista Pellegrini. The edition of the Società Filologica Friulana highlights the importance of the historical rapport between Cadore and Friùli since the time of the Patriachate of Aquileia, which finds confirmation in the analysis of lemmata in this volume.