Mi siddia: origin and meaning


Mi siddia more than a phrase or a Sicilian way of saying, it represents a state of mind, a mood, a Sicilian lifestyle.
The meaning of Mi siddia is bored doing something. The expression mi siddia pure campari is often used, which we can translate as I'm bored even living, or mi siddia puru siddiarmi, i.e. I'm bored even being bored.
The etymological origin of the term siddia can be traced back to the Latin word asilum which indicates the gadfly, a very bothersome. The original meaning of the term siddia was in fact linked to the feeling of annoyance and gradually took on the current meaning of boredom.