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There are several hypotheses:

  • from manzo (steer), as an occupational surname for cow breeders;
  • from Latin mānsus (remained, later “tame”), referring to a land worker, or the related Italian medieval given name Manso;
  • from Provençal. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.


  • IPA(key): /manˈ, [män̪ˈd̪͡z̪oːni]
  • Rhymes: -oni
  • Hyphenation: Man‧zó‧ni

Proper noun[edit]

Manzoni m, f

  1. A surname​.
  2. (masculine only) Alessandro Manzoni (1785–1873), Italian poet and novelist.

Derived terms[edit]