a name of the buffoon in the mimes (Cic. de Orat. 2.61
, ad Fam.
9.16.10), is derived by Diodorus (Excerpta Vat. p. 129, ed. Dindorf) from a Latin who bore this name.
This, however, is inadmissible: it comes from sanna
; Pers. 1.62, 5.91). The Italian Zanni
(hence our Zany
) probably comes from Sannio.