From Middle English journal, from Anglo-Norman jurnal, from Old French jornel (French journal), from Latin diurnālis, from diurnus, from diēs (whence also diary), from *djous, from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws ("heaven, sky"). diurnal and the journal#Etymology 2 from French. The sound change from Latin to French (‘diur’ to ‘jor’) is due to the ‘i’ changing to a ‘j’, followed by the ‘d’ being dropped; compare French jour.
From French journal. diurnal and the journal#Etymology 1 from Middle English.
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