O.K. (caprinus) wrote in linguaphiles,
O.K.
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How did "capharnaüm" comes to mean "shambles" in French? I understand it's related to the Biblical city of Capernaum, but why? French speakers or owners of a good dictionary, please halp!

I am guessing the death metal band of the same name is inspired by the French, but I dunno.
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