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Etymology of the English word bonanza

the English word bonanza
derived from the Spanish word bonanza (calm sea, good luck)
derived from the Medieval Latin word bonacia
derived from the Medieval Latin word bonus (good; good, honest, brave; good, moral, honest)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *deu-
derived from the Latin word malacia (dead calm; calm; dead calm)
derived from the Greek word malakia, μαλακία (softness; softness; enervation (debility))

Date

The earliest known usage of bonanza in English dates from the 19th century.

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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