klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,
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coffin

coffin (n.)

early 14c., "chest or box for valuables," from Old French cofin "sarcophagus," earlier "basket, coffer" (12c., Modern French coffin), from Latin cophinus "basket, hamper" (source of Italian cofano, Spanish cuebano "basket"), from Greek kophinos "a basket," which is of uncertain origin.
Однако в арабском كَفَنٌ кафан значит саван (Grave-cloth, a winding-sheet, a shroud). Не отсюда ли ноги растут у греческого kophinos?

Tags: арабский язык, этимология
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