From Middle French targette, targuete, diminutive of targe, from Old French, from Frankish *targa ("buckler"), akin to Old Norse targa ("small round shield") (whence also Old English targe, targa) from Proto-Germanic *targǭ ("edge"), from Proto-Indo-European *derǵʰ- ("fenced lot"). Akin to Old High German zarga ("side wall, rim") (German Zarge), Spanish tarjeta ("card").
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