Word derivation for "desk":
Basque = idazmahai (seems to be a form of write + table)
Finnish = kirjoituspöytä (writing + table)
Miresua = kirtazpöhai (writing? + table)
I found two instances of the word desk, actually writing-desk, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"You should learn not to make personal remarks," Alice said with some severity; "it's very rude."
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"