The albarello (or alberello) is a glass, terracotta or ceramic container, suitable to contain simple substances, spices, pharmaceutical compounds (elettuari, ointments, etc.) and colors. The etymology is debated. The hypotheses are different: from the lat. ALVEOLUS + -ELLUS, or ALBARUS, or *ALBARIS, etc. A different etymology, from Arabic, will be proposed and discussed here.

Ancora sull’etimologia di “albarello”

Ilaria Zamuner
2018

Abstract

The albarello (or alberello) is a glass, terracotta or ceramic container, suitable to contain simple substances, spices, pharmaceutical compounds (elettuari, ointments, etc.) and colors. The etymology is debated. The hypotheses are different: from the lat. ALVEOLUS + -ELLUS, or ALBARUS, or *ALBARIS, etc. A different etymology, from Arabic, will be proposed and discussed here.
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