Subject: Re: Kanakis: etymology
Author: Anon.   (guest)
Date: June 8, 2004 at 8:17 AM
Reply to: Re: Kanakis by Anon.

Kanakis is obviously related to Akinakis (pl. Akinakes), 'sword' and Turkish Kana, 'dagger'. The use of this weapon in battle is thought to be a Scythian or Persian innovation, so perhaps the name derives from a Scythian or Persian word.

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