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Origin of awning
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1615-25 (nautical sense only); from *awn + -ing, reduction of Middle French auvans ‘sloping roof’, from Old French anvant (1180), from Gaulish *an(de)banno (“eaves”) (compare Provençal ambans ‘parapet’), compound of ande ‘intensive prefix’ (compare Welsh an-, Old Irish ind-) and banno ‘horn’ (compare Welsh ban, Irish beann).