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The Trausi (Greek: "Τράυσοι") (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
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:48:45 -0700

... grandchildren C.J. Sherba, Holly Henry, Thomas Sherba Jr., Tiffany Lambing, Blake Sherba, Mark Sherba Jr., Megan Sherba, Brittany Trausi and Shawn Trausi; great-grandchildren Eli, Austin, Brianna and Selina; stepbrother John Sherba and wife Brenda, ...

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 ...
 
Indiana Gazette
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:56:15 -0800

Samuel Cunkelman, Joshua Longwell, Shawn Trausi, Madison Valyo, Scott Yackuboskey. GRADE 8. High honors. Kristina Andrei, Maggie Arone, Megan Bozzer, Faith Buggey, Tyler Dunn, Miranda Federinko, Tyler Federinko, Abby Goldberg. Abigail Griffith ...
 
Südwest Presse
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:07:51 -0800

Folgende Ergebnisse sind von den Tischtennis-Kreismeisterschaften zu vermelden. Herren A/B Doppel 1. Platz Z. Horvat/H. Seybold, (TuS Metzingen); 2. L. Schlageter/ M. Runge (TSV Steinhilben/TSG Münsingen); 3. S. Fischer/ S. Kirste (TSV ...

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Ecodellojonio
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Sulle composizioni dei padri della musica colta A. Schnittke, T. Bedetti e A. L. Webber, si terrà il concerto “Tradizioni, trascrizioni e tradimenti…musicali”, per violoncello e pianoforte tenuto dai maestri Pier Pasquale TRAUSI (violoncellista) e ...

Il Quotidiano Della Calabria

Il Quotidiano Della Calabria
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:34:38 -0800

... si incontrava fino a qualche anno fa all'Ospedale dell'Annunziata, a portare camera per camera, un santino, immaginette che quotidianamente comprava (possibilmente con il santo del giorno) nel negozio di articoli religiosi di Umile Trausi su corso ...

Termometro Politico

Termometro Politico
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:39:17 -0700

Dal Movimento Cinque Stelle a Noi con Salvini. Antonio Giudice, 47 anni, imprenditore edile attivo nell'antiracket locale, ha deciso di candidarsi a sindaco di Gela con la neonata lista di Matteo Salvini. Angelo Attaguile, segretario nazionale e ...
 
Südwest Presse
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:37:57 -0700

Herren Einzel 1. Volker Hohlfeld (SV Tübingen) 2. Mario Trausi (TSV Sickenhausen) 3. Martin Engler (TV Rottenburg) 3. Ulrich Reutebuch (TTC Hechingen) 5. Martin Bischel (TTC rollcom Reutlingen) 5. Andreas Hepper (TV Rottenburg) 5. Jens Reiser (TV ...
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