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#70568 - 05/19/02 05:20 PM challenge  
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Can anyone find the etymology of this:
Cabotage

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#70569 - 07/07/02 11:50 PM Re: challenge  
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Webster's Unabridged says:

cabotage (KAB e taj; Fr ka bo TAZH). n. 1. navigation or trade along the coast. 2. Aeron. the legal restriction to domestic carriers of air transport between points within a country's borders. [< F, deriv. of caboter to; see -age]


#70570 - 07/08/02 11:20 AM Re: challenge  
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from M-W:

Main Entry: cab.o.tage
Pronunciation: 'ka-b&-"täzh
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from caboter to sail along the coast
Date: 1831
1 : trade or transport in coastal waters or airspace or between two points within a country
2 : the right to engage in cabotage



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#70571 - 07/08/02 03:45 PM Re: challenge  
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So I wonder if the explorer John Cabot, ancestor of famous Boston family, got his name
from this word. He was Italian, but perhaps there is a similar Italian word.


#70572 - 07/09/02 06:45 AM Re: challenge  
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I can confirm that Italian has a similar word. The expression is part of the koiné vocabulary of Mediterranean sailing and is originally rooted in the Portuguese word for "cape" (as in promontory). I suspect the name is merely a coincidence.
ciao,
- ph



#70573 - 07/10/02 10:09 AM Re: challenge  
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#70574 - 07/10/02 10:16 AM Re: challenge  
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Nice links, mate. Shows how quickly a word's meaning can be abstracted. The word reminds me of sabotage (Fr: saboter).

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#70575 - 07/10/02 12:07 PM Re: challenge  
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very useful thank you me old son



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