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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000835.txt from 2004/10

From: Joe Fasel <jhf@-----.gov>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mozart, Don Giovanni, and Tony Pay
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:04:04 -0400

According to a couple of dictionaries I checked:

probably from German bassetthorn, from Italian "bassetto"
(diminutive of "basso")

There is a French word "basset", but that means "short", thus
a different sense of "low".

Cheers,
--Joe

On 2004.10.27 12:39, Andy Jablonski wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, where does the word 'Basset' come from?

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