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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.
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese lata, Galician lata, Catalan llata, French latte, Italian latta
Germanic
Old English lætt, Frisian latte, Middle Dutch latte, Old High German lazza, latta