- Küssen (occasionally until 20th c.)
From Middle High German küssen, from Old High German kussīn (ca. 900), from Old French cussin, variant of coussin, coissin, from Vulgar Latin *coxīnus, derived from Latin coxa. The form Kissen with dialectal unrounding was standardised to avoid homophony with küssen (“to kiss”). Cognate with Dutch kussen, English cushion, French coussin.
- cushion; pillow (bag filled with soft material used to sit or rest one’s head on)
- (by extension, in the plural) all the soft parts of a bed, i.e. mattress, duvet, and pillow collectively
- Polster (Austria)
- Kissen in Duden online