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Etymology of canister

Posted by Johannes on 11 January 2011

Canister – word origin.

Canister (basket, vessel for liquids, container) comes from the Latin canistrum (wicker basket for bread, fruit, flowers, etc.), which is a transliteration of the Greek canistron/canastron (basket made from reed) from canna (reed; Gr: κάννα). See also post 158 (etymology of cane) here.
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In modern Greek (Romeika):

a) canistro or canistra: canister [Gr: κάνιστρο or κανίστρα]

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Post 160.
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