Portuguese Language/garota garrote etymolgy
I have studied Spanish and Portuguese. I understand that garota means girl. I understand that garrote means to strangle with a rope and stick. Do the words, garota (Port) and the word garrote (Span) have a common etymology?
I am not sure these words are related. Garrote comes from French (garrot - big stick). I am not sure about garota, what I could find say garota comes from Iberic gara (rock, stone, cave) and from this notion became protection extended to children.
Sorry for not being prompt on the answer. I was travelling.