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  • What's the origin/etymology of these words? The only one that I know and it is common is reloj.
  • Are there any others recognized by the RAE?
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"Reloj" originally comes from latin "horologium".

Source: http://es.wiktionary.org/wiki/reloj

I've read that the "j" ending is a result from catalan "relotge".

I can think of another word ending in "j", "carcaj" which means "quiver" as the container used to carry arrows. Apparently this comes from French "carcais".

Source: http://es.wiktionary.org/wiki/carcaj

In this website they list some words ending in "j" although I would say only "reloj" and "carcaj" are actually used.

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From that list, Boj is also quite known, at least in Spain because there is a quite famous novel called "Madera de boj" written by the very well-known writer "Camilo José Cela". I agree the rest are unused (at least I have never seen or heard of any.) –  Javi Apr 19 '12 at 7:19
    
I agree. Reloj, boj and carcaj are the only ones I've ever heard from that list. –  MikMik Apr 19 '12 at 8:48
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