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Subject: Portuguese _cotovelo_ `elbow'
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Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 11:09:14 +0100 (BST)
From: "Larry Trask" <larryt at cogs.susx.ac.uk>
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Meyer-Luebke's REW explains Portuguese _cotovelo_ `elbow' as a loan
from Arabic _qobtal_ `elbow', itself a loan from Latin _cubitalis_
`an ell long', a derivative of Latin _cubitum_ `elbow'.
Can anyone tell me if this roundabout etymology, with its Arabic
mediation, is generally accepted today?
Larry Trask
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
larryt at cogs.susx.ac.uk

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