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What is the origin of the word "arquebus"? A Capitan Alatriste fan wishes to know.

If it came in from the German, then what are the German roots. Did the Germans take it from Arabic?

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Etymology is the study of the origin of words.
 
Find: mid 16th century: from French harquebuse, based on Middle Low German hakebusse, from hake ‘hook’ + busse ‘gun.’