From Middle English enede, from Old English ened, æned (“drake, duck”), from Proto-Germanic *anudz (“duck”), from Proto-Indo-European *anǝt-, *nāt- (“duck”). Cognate with Dutch eend (“duck”), German Ente (“duck”), Swedish and (“duck, mallard”), Icelandic önd (“duck”), Latin anas (“duck, drake”), Lithuanian antis (“duck, mallard”), Russian утка (útka, “duck”).
ennet (plural ennets)
- (now chiefly dialectal) Duck; drake.
- (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) The common eider (Somateria mollissima).
- (now chiefly dialectal) The kittiwake.