Com es diu estany (metall) en anglès? #Psicolabis #Etimologia

En anglès, el metall estany es diu tin:
The origins of the word tin may date to a time before Europe had been settled by speakers of Indo-European languages, such as the Germanic and Celtic languages. Related words for this metal are found in almost all Germanic languages, such as German Zinn, Swedish tenn, and Old English tin (as in Modern English), but no other Indo-European language family has such a word. This fact suggests that the word tin may have been borrowed into the Germanic languages from a pre-Indo-European language of Western Europe. This possibility is supported by the Bronze Age importation to the Near East of tin and copper from Europe, where the metals were produced and metal objects were manufactured. Lest we be too amazed by this accomplishment, we might remember another remarkable achievement of pre-Indo-European society, the construction of huge megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/tin#ixzz35CXybeqA
Aquest text diu que cap altre família indoeuropea té aquest mot, però sorprèn perquè estany prové del llatí stagnum i aquest de stannum (per una alteració fruit de la proximitat amb stagnum, estany en sentit de llac). I stannum conté la partícula "tann".

Sigui quin sigui l'origen, el que sembla evident és que estany i tin comparteixen un origen comú, i que podem fer servir aquest parentiu per a recordar millor com es diu estany en anglès.

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