ciarlatano

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A blend of ciarlatore (chatterer) (see ciarlare (to chatter)) + cerretano (hawker, quack, literally native of Cerreto) (Cerreto di Spoleto being a village in Umbria, known for its quacks).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ciarlatano m (plural ciarlatani, feminine ciarlatana)

  1. charlatan, quack

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: charlatan
    • English: charlatan
    • French: charlatan
  • Greek: τσαρλατάνος m (tsarlatános, charlatan)