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Spanish etymologist Corominas states that the origin of that middle -n- is due mostly to a prolongation of the nasalization produced by the previous -m-. He also states that the word could have been influenced by Latin caementum (Spanish 'cimiento', 'cemento') just by the similarity of how both words sound, but that cannot have been the only reason. Note ...


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TL;DR: Todo es un embrollo originado en el siglo XVI por una mala traducción de nids d'agaches, literalmente y en idioma picardo "callo". Para dar respuesta a esta pregunta me he valido de un documento recogido por la biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes, titulado Voces internacionales en dos direcciones, de Germà Colón Domènech. Comencemos con ...


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