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Canoe and Kahn etymology

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 04:57 am
Does English "canoe" somehow relate to German "Kahn" small boat?

The official etymology:

canoe: from Proto-Arawak *kanawa.

Kahn: from Proto-Germanic *kanô (“vessel, boat”).

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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 05:32 am
@NickTheodorov,
It's rather far-fetched to assume a direct connection between pre-Colombian and proto-Germanic languages.
NickTheodorov
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 05:48 am
@hightor,
Gen.11:1 "And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech."
hightor
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 06:33 am
@NickTheodorov,
Quote:
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Well, if Hebrew mythology satisfies your research requirements and you believe all languages are derived from one source, you already have the answer to all your questions about word origins.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 11:48 pm
@NickTheodorov,
No. The origin of "canoe" was recorded in the log of Christopher Columbus in his first trip to the new world. The natives used boats which they called "kanowa" or some such.

Khan (not Kahn) is/was Genghis Khan. He laid so many women that any random person now has a 1/2% chance of being descended from him.

You need to expand your studies and stop making up random associations based on similar sounds.
NickTheodorov
 
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Reply Sat 8 Jun, 2019 12:13 am
@Jewels Vern,
Kahn is not Genghis Khan - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Kahn#Etymology_2
Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Sat 8 Jun, 2019 03:10 am
@NickTheodorov,
"Kahn is not Genghis Khan"

I said that.
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