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caravana f. (Noun) "caravan"
14th cent. Borrowed from Italian caravana 'id.,' which was borrowed from Persian kârvân "travellers of the Silk Road" (Old Persian kārawān). From Proto-Indo-European *kor-(o)- "war," "army."
Indo-European
Germanic
Old Norse herjann "raider," a name of Odin
Balto-Slavic
Lithuanian kãras "war"
Hellenic
Ancient Greek κοίρανος (koíranos) "lord commander"
Indo-Iranian
Old Persian kāra "army"