February 15, 2005


So, a quick rundown on the etymology of the word Carabiner

Karabos (Greek)= crab, beetle
Scarab= beetle
Scaraba (French)= dung beetle
Escarabin (French)= grave digger
Carabin (French)= soldier armed with a musket
Carabine = a lightweight rifle with a short barrel
Carbine = same as above
Karabinerhaken (German)= hook for a carbine
Carabiner (English)= long metal ring with a spring clip

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