gazette

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Etymology[edit]

1605; borrowed from French gazette, from Italian gazzetta, from Venetian gazeta dele novità (17th cent.), named for the gazeta (halfpenny) (first minted 1539). The Venetian gazeta (newspaper) cost a gazeta (coin); compare penny dreadful, dime novel.

The etymology of the coin’s name is disputed.[1] Most likely, it is from Venetian garzia (1518), variant of Venetian carzie (a coin of little value) (Greek dialect χαρξια (charxia)), ultimately from Ancient Greek χαλκός (khalkós, copper, copper alloy), itself probably ultimately a borrowing. Traditionally it is usually considered a diminutive of Latin gāza (treasure) (as in Medieval Latin gazetum), from Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), of Iranian origin, probably ultimately Median [Term?] (Persian گنج (ganj)). An alternative is from German Kreuzer (a small coin with a cross), due to a cross on one of the coin’s faces.

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gazette (plural gazettes)

  1. A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; especially, the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.

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gazette (third-person singular simple present gazettes, present participle gazetting, simple past and past participle gazetted)

  1. To publish in a gazette
  2. (Britain) to announce the status of in an official gazette. This pertained to both appointments and bankruptcies.

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  1. ^ Mario Infelise (2016), “The History of a word: Gazzetta / Gazette”, in Joad Raymond, Noah Moxham, editors, News Network in Early Modern Europe[1], Leiden Boston, Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-27719-9, archived from the original on 2016-08-04, pages 243–260

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian gazzetta.

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gazette f (plural gazettes)

  1. gazette

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West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gazette.

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gazette f

  1. newspaper (printed sheet published periodically)