Questions tagged [false-cognate]

Questions about pairs of words which may look similar in form and meaning, but actually come from two different etymological roots. Not to be confused with "false friend". // Preguntas sobre pares de palabras que, aun teniendo una escritura y significado similares, vienen de dos raíces etimológicas distintas. No confundir con "false friend".

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Does a synonym for "burro" exist in Spanish, cognate to Sicilian "sceccu"?

I am trying to understand the etymology of the Sicilian word "sceccu", which means "burro". Some common explanations for its etymology are that it derives from Turkish eşek ("donkey") or Arabic شيخ‎ ("...