gazette

\ \ [17] If the Sun or the Mirror were called the 22p, they would be echoing the origins of the word gazette. In Renaissance Venice, a ‘newspaper’ was termed casually gazeta de la novita (gazeta for short), literally a ‘pennyworth of news’ – for a gazeta was the name of a small Venetian copper coin (probably a diminutive form of gazzamagpie’). Italian took the word over as gazzetta, and passed it on to English via French. The verbal use of gazette, ‘announce a military promotion officially’, arises from the practice of printing such announcements in the British government newspaper, the London Gazette (first published in the 17th century).
\ \ The derived gazeteer [17], ultimately from Italian gazzettiere, originally meant ‘journalist’.
\ \ Its current sense ‘index of places’ was inspired by Laurence Echard’s The Gazetteer’s; or a Newsman’s Interpreter: Being a Geographical Index 1693.

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  • gazette — [ gazɛt ] n. f. • 1600; it. gazzetta, du vénitien gazeta « petite monnaie », prix d une gazette 1 ♦ Vx, région. ou plaisant Écrit périodique contenant des nouvelles. ⇒ journal, revue. La « Gazette », de Théophraste Renaudot (1631). J ai vu ça… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gazette — 1. (ga zè t ) s. f. 1°   Écrit périodique contenant les nouvelles politiques, littéraires, etc. dit aujourd hui plus habituellement journal. •   D éloges on regorge, à la tête on les jette, Et mon valet de chambre est mis dans la gazette, MOL.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Gazette — (f.) ist eine veraltete und heutzutage eher ironische Bezeichnung für eine Zeitung. Der Begriff leitet sich von der italienischen Gaze(t)ta ab, deren erste Vertreterin das 1536 erschienene Flugblatt Gazetta di Venezia war, das politische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GAZETTE (LA) — GAZETTE LA, puis GAZETTE DE FRANCE Journal parisien paru du 30 mai 1631 au 30 septembre 1915. Théophraste Renaudot n’est pas le créateur de la presse périodique en France, mais il reste bien le fondateur du premier grand journal français, La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gazette — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda the GazettE [[Archivo:‎|200px]] Información personal Origen Japón Estado Activos …   Wikipedia Español

  • gazette — ga‧zette [gəˈzet] noun [countable] a newspaper, often one listing official announcements such as legal notices or the names of people who have taken up a position in government. The word Gazette is often used in newspaper titles: • Before any new …   Financial and business terms

  • gazette — GAZETTE. sub. f. Cahier, feüille volante qu on donne au public toutes les semaines, & qui contient des nouvelles de divers pays. Gazette de France, de Hollande. Gazette imprimée. Gazette à la main. On appelle fig. Gazette, Une personne qui est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Gazette — Sf Zeitung per. Wortschatz arch. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. gazette, dieses aus it. gazetta, aus der venezianischen Bezeichnung gazeta de la novità. Ursprünglich handelt es sich bei venez. gazeta um den Namen einer Münze im Wert von… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Gazette — Ga*zette , n. [F. gazette, It. gazzetta, perh. from gazetta a Venetian coin (see {Gazet}), said to have been the price of the first newspaper published at Venice; or perh. dim. of gazza magpie, a name perh. applied to the first newspaper; cf. OHG …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gazette — Ga*zette , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gazetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gazetting}.] To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gazette — index herald, journal, proclaim Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 Gazette …   Law dictionary

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