Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Drabble prompt: Dungeon

Dungeon: The word dungeon is based on Old French donjon, which is derived from Latin dom(i)niōn- "property" (and ultimately dominus "lord"). However, in French the term donjon refers to a "keep" (a type of tower), and the term oubliette or cachot (a type of prison) is a more appropriate translation of English "dungeon".

No comments:

Post a Comment