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banco (Noun) (finance) "bank"
13th cent. From French banque 'id.,' from Italian banca "moneychanger's table," from Old Italian banca "bench." From a West Germanic language, probably Lombardic *bank (compare Old Saxon bank "bench," Old High German banc 'id.'). From Proto-Germanic *banki- 'id.' Of unknown origin. Possibly a substrate word.
Asturian bancu, Portuguese banco, Galician banco, Catalan banc, French banque, Romanian banca
Old Norse bekkr, Old High German banc, English bench