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On the De Mauro dictionary, the term “pazzo” is dated 1280. There is an example in Boccaccio reported by the “Grande dizionario della lingua italiana”: Boccaccio, VIII-2-27: Per questo, creden­dosi lui esser pazzo, il vollero uccidere. The etymology of pazzo is uncertain, though. So no, that's just a coincidence. The family's name apparently ...


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