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A SUPPLEMENT TO THE DICTIONARY OF MARINE TERMINOLOGY (with Special Regard to the Split Region)

Radovan Vidović ; Split


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Abstract

Comparing the north-Italian vessels with the east-Adriatic, Croatian ones, in Istria and Dalmatia, we could establish some essential differences. Functionally, the Italian ones are, mainly, fishing vessels while the east-Adriatic vessel (»bracera«) is a coastal cargo boat. The Italian ones are both sailing vessels and rowboats. The Croatian ones, on the other hand, are driven by sail and jib, and, only exceptionally, by oars (e.g. in dead calm). The Italian ones are open, with no deck, while the east-Adriatic »bracera« is coveed with hatches and small semi-circular boxes (tanburići) leading below deck and with only one oar on each side. These material characteristics make it possible to conclude that during 18th to 20th centuries these were not the same type of vessels, in spite of somesimilarities. As to the etymology, nothing reliably could be said, the present opinions are only hypotheses, even the most frequent ones that the root of its etymon would be in the name of the island of Brač (Brazza), that it was named after its inhabitants. More probable are the opinions of some present day etymologists (Skot, Battisti-Alessia, and Vinja, above all). The only datum I came across which would speak on behalf of its etymology is B r a z z a > b r a z z e r a from DM F u s i n a > f u s i n i e r a.

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