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Douille, Andouille

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages and Linguistics (EHL)' started by aefrizzo, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. aefrizzo

    aefrizzo Senior Member

    Palermo, Italia
    italiano
    Bonjour.
    According to TLF:
    #the french word douille (socket, case, pastry bag) is reported as early as on the XIII century, prob. from German dulja>doelle;
    #andouille (tripe sausage) is known from the XII century, prob. from the latin inductil/e/ia.
    Ignoring the acquired metaphoric meaning of each word, the original ones do not look so far from each other.
    Any etymo news ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    This is an excellent example of how two etymologically unrelated words can, by pure coincidence, end up sounding very similar.
     
  3. aefrizzo

    aefrizzo Senior Member

    Palermo, Italia
    italiano
    End of story?
    Thank you.
     
  4. berndf Moderator

    Geneva
    German (Germany)
    Yes, I am afraid.:)
     

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