1325-75;Middle Englishcabane < Middle French < Old Provençalcabana < Late Latincapanna (Isidore of Seville), of uncertain, perhaps pre-Latin orig.; spelling with i perhaps by influence of Frenchcabine (see cabinet)
mid-14c., from O.Fr. cabane "hut, cabin," from O.Prov. cabana, from L.L. capanna "hut" (cf. Sp. cabana), of doubtful origin. Fr. cabine (18c.), It. cabino are English loan-words. Meaning "room or partition of a vessel" is from late 14c. Cabin fever first recorded by 1918 in the "need to get out and about" sense; earlier (1820s) it was a term for typhus.