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douane

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douane (plural douanes)

  1. A custom house.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French.

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Hyphenation: dou‧a‧ne

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douane f, m (plural douanen or douanes)

  1. customs (service/authorities/administration)
  2. customs officer

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EtymologyEdit

Attested in 1281 in the form dohanne with the meaning "building where the rights of entry and exit of goods are earned" (Angevin Archives of Naples). In 1441 in the form doana (rights of entry and exit of goods). Borrowed from Sicilian Medieval Latin doana, dovana (attested from the end of the 12th century), whence the modern Italian dogana, borrowed from the vernacular Arabic *duwān, an alteration of the Arabic ديوان (dīwān), borrowed from Persian دیوان (dīwān, customs, divan).

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douane f (plural douanes)

  1. customs (an authority responsible for controlling the flow of goods to and from a country):
  2. customs office

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