Other Word Forms of Gazette
Origin of Gazette
1605; from French gazette, from Italian gazzetta, from Venetian gazeta dele novità (17th cent.), named for the gazeta ‘halfpenny’ (first minted 1539), diminutive of Latin gāza ‘treasure’, from Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), from Persian ganj ‘royal treasury’ (mod. گنجینه (ganjineh)). The Venetian gazeta (newspaper) cost a gazeta (coin).
French from Italian gazzetta probably from Italian dialectal gazeta a small coin (possibly from the price)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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