remi_jakovlevic (remi_jakovlevic) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Etymology of Sp. mono

I need the etymology of Spanish MONO "monkey" (from Ar., of course, but more precisely?). 
Alas, the site of Real Academia de la lengua española
www.rae.es seems to be down, and the word mono is not to be found on the site http://etimologias.dechile.net/ 
Please, help me !!!

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