canot

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French canot ‎(little boat", also "dugout), partly continuing (in diminutive form) Old French cane ‎(boat, ship), from Middle Low German kane ‎(boat), from Proto-Germanic *kanô ‎(boat, vessel) (compare German Kahn ‎(boat)); and partly from an alteration of Middle French canoe ‎(dugout made from the trunk of a tree), from Spanish canoa ‎(dugout canoe). More at canard.

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Noun[edit]

canot m ‎(plural canots)

  1. dinghy (small boat)
  2. (Quebec) canoe

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1599, either from cane +‎ -ot or as an alteration of canoe (modern French canoë), or a combination of both. See above.

Noun[edit]

canot m (plural canots)

  1. small boat made from a tree trunk