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lata f. (Noun) "can," "tin can;" "annoyance"
In the modern sense of "can," first attested in the 18th cent. But since the 15th cent. meaning "stick" or "strip of wood;" the latter meaning gradually evolving into "strip of tin" and then into its modern meanings. From Vulgar Latin *latta "lath," "stick." Either borrowed from Proto-West-Germanic *lattō- "board," "slat" or both *latta and *lattō- were borrowed from the same source. Ultimately from an unknown language.
Portuguese lata, Galician lata, Catalan llata, French latte, Italian latta
Old English lætt, Frisian latte, Middle Dutch latte, Old High German lazza, latta