Friday, 17 September 2010

17.09.2010

Credenze popolari 
( Campania – zona dell’Irpinia )

IL SALE ROVESCIATO
Rovesciare il sale sul tavolo non porta soltanto disgrazie a scadenza immediata, ma chi lo rovescia, dopo morto sarà condannato per 7 anni, in purgatorio, a raccoglierlo con le ciglia. Granello per granello.


Popular beliefs
(Campagna, around Irpinia)
SPILLED SALT
Spilling salt on the table not only brings immediate bad luck, but, who ever has spilled it will be condemned for 7 years, in purgatory, to gather it up with their eyelashes. Grain by grain


purgatory |ˈpərgəˌtôrē|noun ( pl. -ries)(in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state ofsuffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who areexpiating their sins before going to heaven.• mental anguish or suffering this was purgatory, worse than anything she'd faced in her life.adjective archaichaving the quality of cleansing or purifying infernalpunishments are purgatory and medicinal.DERIVATIVESpurgatorial |ˌpərgəˈtôrēəl| adjectiveORIGIN Middle English : from Anglo-Norman Frenchpurgatorie or medieval Latin purgatoriumneuter(used as a nounof late Latin purgatorius purifying,’from the verb purgare (see purge ).

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