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contadino

(ˌkɒntɑːˈdiːnəʊ)
n, pl contadini or contadinos
(Agriculture) (in Italy) a male farmer or peasant
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Noun1.contadino - an Italian farmer
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
References in classic literature ?
The jest, however, soon appeared to become earnest; for when Albert and Franz again encountered the carriage with the contadini, the one who had thrown the violets to Albert, clapped her hands when she beheld them in his button-hole.
le Lettere e i Quaderni] documentano come Gramsci abbia acquisito una 'nuova' coscienza della cultura popolare mentre stava in prigione, a stretto contatto con i condannati, in mezzo alia gente di bassa estrazione sociale, ai contadini e artigiani minori, condannati per reati comuni soprattutto.
Ma dato il progetto cosmogonico e religioso dell'opera, Esiodo vede il lavoro dei campi sotto l'aspetto del "calendario", dell'etica del buon agricoltore e della sua vita in famiglia, per cui ben poco apprendiamo degli aspetti fisici e pratici del lavoro dei contadini.
STRENGTH: Northern Ballet dancer Giuliano Contadini rehearses for Cinderella, which is being performed at the Leeds Grand
Volpe, Contadini, pastori e mercanti nell 'Apulia tardoantica (Bari, 1996); J-M.
Tobias Batley is graceful yet powerful as the rich, attractive and mysterious Jay Gatsby while the inquisitive and innocent Nick Carraway is acted and danced perfectly by Giuliano Contadini.
But another motivation for Pasolini's adoption of Friulan was his identification with the peasant farmers, or contadini, whose rural traditions and regional culture were, he thought, in the process of being wiped out by the nationalistic culture of modern, industrial Italy.
The other group that used acts of compromissum was the contadini, residents of Bologna's rural district.
EBB situates Pen's linguistic practice in the context of his assimilation into the Italian community, where he had "made friends as usual with all the contadini [peasants] in the neighbourhood,--keeping sheep with them, catching stray cows for them, driving the grape-carts, & helping to get in the vintage .
Wrapped in old sacks we looked like other contadini as we passed them on the road.
He survived, thanks to the bravery and generosity of the area's contadini, until his eventual and probably inevitable capture by German troops the following spring.