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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of cartoon, chart, charter and card

The word CARTOON comes from the Italian word cartone (pasteboard), as, artists preliminary used to sketch on such paper. The word comes from the Latin carta (a piece of paper), which derives from the Greek chartes (a leaf of papyrus, a piece of paper).
Some derivatives used in modern Greek are hartee (paper), hartes (map), karta (card).
From the same root: chart, charter, card

Η λέξη CARTOON προέρχεται από την Ιταλική cartone (χαρτόνι), από το Λατινικό carta (κομμάτι χαρτί), που προέρχεται από το ελληνικό χάρτης (κομμάτι από πάπυρο).

Chartes —> cartone —> cartoon

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  1. Thank you, good information.

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