Wanted: Apartment

Shiela: looking for origin of apartment.

claude rouyer: From the Italian "appartemento" from "appartare" = separate from parte = part (from the Latin "pars" = part) and mento from mens used for suffix, here indicating the concrete result of a separation.
Bib:Le grand Robert (dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française par Paul Robert en 6 volumes 1957) v° appartement.


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