Other Word Forms of Mountebank
Origin of Mountebank
Italian montambanco from the phrase monta im banco one gets up onto the bench monta one gets up third person sing. present tense of montare to get up (from Vulgar Latin montāre mount1) in on, onto (from Latin in–2) banco bench (variant of banca) (from Old Italian bench, table) (from Old High German bank)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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