This question was downvoted for not showing enough research. I'll admit that the original question did not have a link to a dictionary (second to last paragraph) so I understand why. Then the question is, is the question "good enough" going forward after the link to a dictionary was added? (I also referenced a second online dictionary in my comments.)
I'm good enough to use google translate and some online dictionaries. That is the "research" standard that I'm used to other SE sites. More to the point, I'm a rank beginner in Italian (an A1) on the CEFR scale, and that is my level.
But in an exchange, the (highly ranked) downvoter insisted that I use an actual dictionary, Trecanni, or deMauro, or Piangianini, none of whom, frankly, I had ever heard of until today.
More to the point, the question was an etymology question best answered in an article that someone was kind enough to post. That is to say that a dictionary would give me a simple yes or no answer, but the article gave me whole "background" of the relationship.
So is the current version of my question a reasonable one for the site? Or should I stop using it because I can't do any better than I already have?