Κυριακή, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Etymology of gondola

The word gondola comes from the Old Italian gondula, from the late Latin condua (gondola) from the late Greek condura (small boat) from the Greek adjective conduros [condos + ura; with short tail].* Others etymologize gondola from the Greek condy [Gr: κονδύ], a kind of glass.*

In modern Greek:
a) gondola: gondola [Gr: γόνδολα]


* Babiniotis Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek

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