gabbia etymology

Italian word gabbia comes from Latin cavus (Excavated, channeled. Hollow, concave.)

Detailed word origin of gabbia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cavus Latin (lat) Excavated, channeled. Hollow, concave.
cavea Latin (lat) Cage, den, enclosure, stall, coop, beehive, birdcage. Hollow, cavity. The roof of the mouth. The seats in a theatre. The sockets of the eyes.
gabbia Italian (ita) (nautical) crow's nest. Cage, hutch. Clink (gaol). Crate, skip. Lookout, watch tower. Muzzle.

Words with the same origin as gabbia

Descendants of cavus
cavare caverna cavo