[Ads-l] cangue/tcha - 1797

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 3 17:32:39 UTC 2016

> On 2 Nov 2016, at 15:50, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2 Nov 2016, at 14:20, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> perhaps it’s related to jugo (yoke) < PIE *yugóm
>> _Cangue_ is not related to _jugo_.
> Is that speculation? Mine is, as I say, speculation, but cangue < canga, cousin to jugo, does not seem implausible to me. (I see that I failed to note that Wiktionary gives “canga” as the Portuguese etymon.) BB

I don’t know Portuguese or Latin at all, but I have found two more likely etymons:

cangue (English) < canga (Portuguese) < carcer (Latin), prison (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carcer#Latin <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carcer#Latin>). 

But that leaves the “g” out. How about “cargo”?

cangue (Eng.) < carga (Port.) < carrus (wagon) (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carga#Portuguese <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carga#Portuguese>, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carregar#Old_Portuguese <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/carregar#Old_Portuguese>)

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