​Cabinet – Secret place

Cabinet – Furniture, used for storing items.

Humble as it may sound, ‘cabinet’ has a rich back story; In Roman times, the Latin word ‘cavea’ meant ‘little cave’ and referred to a cage or den for animals. ‘Cavea’ became ‘cabin’ in old french, which came to English with the French invasion of 600 CE. In 1540 the word ‘cabinet’ was used to mean a small room – usually a secret one for storing valuables. In the early 1600s it bagan to be used to describe a piece of furniture used for the same thing, and now, of course, for a piece of furninture used to store just about anything. 


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