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Where did the word "Bank" come from?

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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 Origin of the word Bank...

The word bank was borrowed in Middle English from Middle French banque, from Old Italian banca, from Old high German banc, bank "bench, counter". Benches were used as desks or exchange counters during the Renaissance by Florentine bankers, who used to make their transactions atop desks covered by green tablecloths.

Another possible origin of the word is from the Sanskrit words (ब्यय) Baya (Expense ) and Onka (Calculation) = BayaOnka. This word still survives in Bangla, which is one of the Sanskrit's child languages. Such expense calculations were the biggest part of mathmetical treaties written by Indian mathmeticians as early as 500 B.C

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GraceHudson
by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM
interesting


michiganmom116
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Interesting!

momto3isme
by Dawn on May. 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Thanks for sharing!
jbyrd898
by Jessica on May. 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM

interesting

yvonne37
by Yvonne on May. 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

 your welcome.. bet that by now you all know i am a book worm lol who loves to investigate facts ;)  lol

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on May. 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Neat

suziejax
by Suzie on May. 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

interesting!

aidansmommy219
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

 Learn something new everyday!

AzariahsMother
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:02 PM
TFS
mommyprice09
by Ashley on May. 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM

cool

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