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Origin of the name DONDINELLO.
Etymology of the name DONDINELLO.
Meaning of the baby name DONDINELLO.

  

DONDINELLO.  Arthurian.  In the 14th century Italian poem Carduino, this is the name of a conquered knight.  It is an Italian form of French Dodinel (q.v.), which see.

... The three brothers, Calvano, Agueriesse, and Mordarette, are none other than Gauvain, Guerrehes,1 and MordretDondinello is the French Dodinel.  True, Dodinel is not the young knight's father:  he is nevertheless mentioned in the same connection, as having been conquered by one of Perceval's brothers.  When the Italian poet decided to call his hero Carduino instead of Perceval it is not remarkable that the discarded the name of the father also (if indeed, Pelinor was the form in the immediate source he had before him)... (Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, Fletcher, v.4, 1895).

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