How is "to push, strike" related to a documentary draft? Humans do not push, or strike to write or send drafts. Or is Wiktionary wrong?

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *bottia, a Germanic borrowing, from Frankish *boce (“knob”), from Old High German bozzan (“to beat”), from Proto-West Germanic *bautan (“to push, strike”). Compare French bosse, Occitan bossa; also Romanian bot.

Alternatively, a northern variant of Italian boccia, from a Latin root *buttia, from Latin buttis.


bozza f (plural bozze)

  1. bump
  2. draft or proof (of a document)
  • 2
    The Treccani dictionary speaks about *bottia of obscure origin as the source for the modern word.
    – egreg
    Sep 23, 2022 at 8:37
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    Wiktionary isn't, in itself, a reliable source. Does it give any?
    – DaG
    Sep 23, 2022 at 10:00


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