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Having noticed an interesting etymology discussion for thieve's jargon, can't help asking this question.
If you break a bone you get a 'cast' (in Enlgish) and a 'gibs' (in Russian). What is the etymology of 'gibs'? Interestingly enough, 'gibs' is also used for 'cast'in Korean, which has borrowed countless terms from English. So 'gibs' must have deep routs somewhere... Where does Russian/Korean 'gibs' come from?
Thank you. After reading your explanation, I realized that there are few Korean words with German origin as well as English. Never thought that Gibs would be one of those, though. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer