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Etymology of chimney.

Posted by Johannes on 31 August 2010

Origin of chimney.
Chimney derives from the old French cheminee (fire place), from the late Latin (camera) caminata (fireplace, room with a fireplace) from the Latin caminatus, from caminus (hearth, oven, flue), which is a transliteration of the Greek caminos (furnace; κάμινος)

From the same root:

 French: chiminee.

Italian: camino, camineto.

Spanish: chimenea, cheminea.

German: Kamin


In modern Greek (Romeika, the language of Romei/Romans/Ρωμηοί)

a) caminos or camini: furnace [κάμινος]

b) camineto: blowtorch [καμινέτο]

c) caminada: chimney [καμινάδα]


Το chimney (καπνοδόχος) προέρχεται από το ελληνικό κάμινος

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