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Car wrote:Homine.Sardu wrote:Good morning!
Returning to the false friends, I find this quite interesting.
factory - fabbrica
fattoria - farm
While both factory and fattoria have different meaning, they derive from the same Latin noun "factoria", derived from the verb "facere" (to make).
Another interesting thing is that the English "factory" has a cognate in the antiquated Italian "manifattura" (factory); from late Latin "manifactura or manifactoria", derived from "manu + facere" (to make by hand).
The term "manifattura" was used to indicate the factories before the industrial revolution, where everything was made by hand and not with machines.
German also uses Fabrik for factory. Apparently, Faktorei was used for commercial settlements, particularly in colonies. It also comes from Latin "factoria".
German also used Manufaktur that way.
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