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Mag Minute: Where Does the Word Magazine Come From?

May 14, 2024

Ever wonder why the word “magazine” refers to both a periodical publication and a gun cartridge? Well, this Mag Minute answers just that! The word magazine has a more interesting history than you might assume—with roots in Arabic, Italian, and French, the word magazine has been used in storage, military and, most recently, periodical contexts. Why? Find out in this short video! 

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