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Middle English[edit]


From po (peacock) +‎ cok (cock, rooster), from Old English pāwa, pēa (peafowl), Latin pāvō (peacock), likely borrowed from from Ancient Greek ταώς (taṓs, peacock), of Oriental unknown origin, perhaps from Dravidian (compare Tamil தோகை (tōkai, tail (of a peacock))) or a Turkic source (compare Turkish tavuk (hen)), or possibly imitative (compare Latin paupulō (to call like a peacock).


pecok (plural pecoks)

  1. peacock