Etymology of cannon
Posted by Johannes on 2 January 2011
Origin of the word cannon
The word cannon comes from the old French canon, from the Italian cannone (large tube) from the Latin canna (reed, tube), which is a transliteration of the Greek canna (cane, reed; Gr: κάννα). See also post 158 “Etymology of cane” here.
In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) cannoni: cannon [Gr: καννόνι]