cantone

See also: Cantone and cantonê

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EtymologyEdit

From medieval Gallo-Italic chant "edge, corner" plus the -one augmentative suffix. The sense of "a portion of territory" alongside the literal meaning "corner" develops by the early 11th century. The root of chant is ultimately that of Latin cantus (rim (of a wheel)).

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cantone m (plural cantoni)

  1. canton
  2. corner
  3. (heraldry) canton

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