magazine


magazine
[16] The original meaning of magazine, now disused, was ‘storehouse’. The word comes, via French magasin and Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhāzin, the plural of makhzan ‘store-house’ (a derivative of the verb khazana ‘store’). It was soon applied specifically to a ‘store for arms’, and the modern sense ‘journal’, first recorded in the early 18th century, goes back to a 17th-century metaphorical application to a ‘storehouse of information’.
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   The word goes back through French and Italian to Arabic makhazin, the plural of makhzan, 'storehouse.' Magazines are 'storehouses' of information (and entertainment). The rifle magazine that contains cartridges is of the same origin.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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