From Proto-Germanic *kukinō (“kitchen”).
- Alternative form of cycene.
Precise development uncertain, but probably a diminutive form of cocc (from a reconstructed Old English form *cuc(c) “fowl” + diminutive ending *-in) or from Proto-Germanic *kiukīną. Compare Low German kiken, Middle Dutch kieken, Middle High German kūchelīn (German Küchlein). More at cocc, -en.
ċȳcen, ċycen n
- English chicken
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