... for the first time a few days ago, with the context indicating only that it was a piece of clothing. My mind immediately produced a picture of ... TheMessage 1 of 18 , Feb 23, 2005View Source--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@s...>
> Can someone tell me where the word "mikina" comes from? I saw itfor the first time a few days ago, with the context indicating only
that it was a piece of clothing. My mind immediately produced a
> Mickey Mouse on someone's chest, and I correctly guessed it was aThe word "mikina" highly resembles the word "kimono", which suggests
> sweatshirt. I doubt the word comes from Mickey, but does anyone
> have an idea of its origin?
it will also be of the Greek origin.
A guy in the movie My Fat Greek Wedding insists that all words can
be traced to their Greek origin, and when asked to explain the
origin of "kimono", he offer this explanation:
"Kimono, kimono, kimono. Ah! Kimono is come from the Greek word
kimona, which is mean winter. What do you wear in the winter? A
robe! So, there you go!"
So I assume mikina should be of the same origin as kimono. It
resembles "kimono", and is used for similar purpose (clothing).