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Well, my sources say that Croatian/Serbian kanta < German Kanne < Latin canna < Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna) < Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû) < Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (GI.NA) ^_^
Ottoman Turkish form looks suspiciously close though, but given the it's minimal relatedness with Western cultural sphere to me looks more likely that Turkish form is a Slavic borrowing, than the other way around.
Maybe it would be best to cite all sources? --Ivan Štambuk 17:59, 25 May 2008 (UTC)