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Sun, 23 Jul 2000 14:15:26 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Mad Mike
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 13:31
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] EFSF???
>
> BTW little trivia note where does the word
> "captain" come from :P?

Latin. The original word was "caput" (head), from which we also get the Italian
"capo" used by the Cosa Nostra/Mafia. The derivation is Caput -> Capitaneus
(Late Latin, "chief") -> Capitaine (Middle French) -> Capitane (Middle English).

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