We have a type of blankets that we call coverta, my aunt used it all the time. For the life of me I could tell where this word came from (standard languages in my country are Arabic and English and 'coverta' did not come from niether of them nor any of the other local languages), this along with a few other words bugged me for years. Thirty years later I come across this! The way languages travel is amazing. My country supposedly had nothing to do with neither of Spain, France or Italy and yet I come across words here that are part of our daily speech!!!