What is the origin (etymology) of the word مسدس (pistol)?
In Arabic the word مُسَدَّس refers to pistol when an arm is meant (see here on wikipedia).
But it also refers to a hexagon (see here on wikipedia) -also سداسي أضلاع or سداسي- as it is a description of a geometrical object that has six edges.
As the number:
while anything related to this number might be:
I wonder if there's a connection between the word مُسَدَّس (pistol) and the number six and what it is?
I must guess maybe the first pistol had six bullets and that's why Arabs named it so, but I want so clarity.