Ciao! “(I am your) slave”

 

Ruth Orkin: American Girl in Italy

Ciao comes from the Italian dialectal term schiavo which means “(I am your) slave,” or more colloquially “your humble servant.” It ultimately finds its roots in the medieval Latin sclavus meaning “slave.”

So, without further ado, dievca says:


2 Comments on “Ciao! “(I am your) slave””

  1. Ret MP says:

    Fascinating! one of my favorite words, d. Cheers- Ret


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