Origin: formerly bittacle < Port bitacola < L habitaculum, dwelling < habitare, inhabit
See binnacle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of Middle English bitakille
Origin: , from Old Spanish bitácula
Origin: or from Old Portuguese bitácola
Origin: , both from Latin habitāculum, habitation
Origin: , from habitāre, to inhabit; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
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