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The Trausi (Greek: "Τραύσοι" or "Τραυσοί") (Herod., Trausoi) or Thrausi (Liv.) were a Thracian tribe who inhabited the southwestern region of the Rhodopes.

Herodotus writes of the Trausi:

"The Trausi in all else resemble the other Thracians, but have customs at births and deaths which I will now describe. When a child is born all its kindred sit round about it in a circle and weep for the woes it will have to undergo now that it is come into the world, making mention of every ill that falls to the lot of humankind; when, on the other hand, a man has died, they bury him with laughter and rejoicings, and say that now he is free from a host of sufferings, and enjoys the completest happiness." (Histories, 5.4)

The ethnonym Trausi (Thrausi) may derive from Trauos, the name of a river. An etymology found in Duridanov's paper derives the tribe name from an adjective, meaning "The Crumblers" or "The Shatterers", deriving from PIE *dhreu-, 'to crumble, grind' (Pokorny, pg. 274-275). The Ancient Greek verb thrauô, 'to break in pieces, shatter', would be a cognate (from thrauô is formed Ancient Greek thrausai, aor. opt. act. 3rd sg., and thrausoi).


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Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:22:30 -0800

Mary Helen “Lena” Trausi, 102, of Blairsville, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Life Care, Altamonte Springs, Fla. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville.

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:33:45 -0800

She is survived by her son, Mark Trausi and his wife, Ann “Nancy;” two grandsons, Daniel and Jeff “JJ;” brothers Elmer “Ammy” Bertoncini and Thomas J. Bertoncini, of Blairsville; nieces and nephews Eugene Esposito, Mavis Santoro, Amy Bertoncini, Jamie ...

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:56:15 -0800

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Duff W. McGill, of Blairsville; sister Mary Helen “Lena" Trausi, of Florida; brothers Elmer “Ammy" Bertoncini and wife Betty, of Blairsville; and Thomas J. Bertoncini and wife Deanna, of Blairsville; her ...

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0700

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jacqueline C. (Trausi) Cipollini; four children: Lia Timko and husband William, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kevin Cipollini and fiancee Denise Joyner, of Homer City; Kimberly Stutzman and husband Barry, of Seward; and ...

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 07:48:33 -0700

Natalie Sasala, Chandler Schloder, Elisabeth Schmidt, Caitlynn Shiring, Kimberly Short, Madison Smith, Noah Smith, Mariah Southam, Michael Strini, Corinne Taylor. Austin Trausi, Jacob Vilcek, Brandon Vought, Jared Wardo, Jeremy Warr, Emily Wiltrout, ...

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:46:57 -0700

... Mary Beth Fletcher, Nathan Henry, Jacki Kimmel, Matthew McAdoo, Sara McGee, Casey Payne, Heather Paynter, Johnathan Plummer, Eden Pohley, Natalie Sasala, Chandler Schloder, Mariah Southam, Austin Trausi, Cheyenne Zayac, Kierisa Zerfoss.

Indiana Gazette

Indiana Gazette
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:56:15 -0800

Pictured, first row, Toni D'Zmura Miles, Karen Yancy, Marlene Stella Dixson, Bonnie Bell Winslow, Pat Succheralli Trausi, Evelyn Guiher Fegley, Elaine Popp Walker, Shirley Gnibus Wensell, Virginia Staff Gordish, Diana Bernini Staffen, Pat Molestatore ...
 
Daily News & Analysis
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:43:01 -0700

"The Trausi in all else resemble the other Thracians, but have customs at births and deaths which I will now describe. When a child is born all its kindred sit round about it in a circle and weep for the woes it will have to undergo now that it is come ...
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