Proletarius

PROLETARIUS, civil law. One who has no property to be taxed; and paid a tax only on account of his children, proles; a person of mean or common extraction. The word has become Frenchified, proletaire signifying one of the common people.

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Proletarius was borrowed into French as proletaire, which in the writing of early French socialists such as Saint-Simon was applied to the working class.
Recordo el literato que luego de que una festividad escucho unos versos de los Anales de ENIO--poeta nacido en la Magna Grecia italiana, contemporaneo de CATON "el Censor"--en los que se hacia mencion a la palabra proletarius, se dirigio a un amigo experto en "derecho civil" para que le explicara el termino (Gel.
Afina esta categorizacion diastratica se hallan los terminos sermo proletarius, plebeius, vulgaris, inconditus.