Δευτέρα, 14 Μαΐου 2012

Etymology of canteen

 The word canteen (store in a military camp) comes from the French cantine from the Italian cantina (wine cellar, vault) from the Latin canto (corner), which derives from the Greek word canthos (canthus, corner of the eye; Gr: κανθός).
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In modern Greek (Romeika, Rumca):
a) canthos: Gcanthus [Gr: κανθός]
b) cantina: canteen [Gr: καντίνα; loanword ]
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See also (in Greek) "Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek" by G. Babiniotis p.628 and EP21.
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