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Etymology

Post by Davequanto on Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:47 am

The word automobile comes, via the French automobile, from the Ancient Greek word αὐτός (auts, "self") and the Latin mobilis ("movable"); meaning a vehicle that moves itself, rather than being pulled or pushed by a separate animal or another vehicle. The alternative name car is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum ("wheeled vehicle"), or the Middle English word carre ("cart") (from Old North French), or from the Gaulish word karros (a Gallic Chariot).[5][6]

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