Κυριακή, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2010

Etymology of cannon

Origin of the word cannon
The word cannon comes from the old French canon, from the Italian cannone (large tube) from the Latin canna (reed, tube), which is a transliteration of the Greek canna (cane, reed; Gr: κάννα). See also post 158 "Etymology of cane" here.
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In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) cannoni: cannon [Gr: καννόνι]
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Post 159.
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