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  1. ABC123Y New Member

    Spanish
    Alguien sabe de la etimologia de la palabra albanesa "ankand" la cual significa subasta en espanol.Sabe alguien de donde provenga, su origen.Gracias
     
  2. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    For me, it seem to be related to French encan (auction) which is itself from the Romance encant- root (entertain, charm) like Spanish encantar.
     
  3. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    French encan is from mediaeval Latin incantus, from a derivative of quantus “how much”, and does not have anything to do with “enchanting”. The Albanian word goes back presumably to Balkan Romance, not to French.
     
  4. Treaty Senior Member

    Australia
    Persian
    All clear now. Thanks.
     

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