From Middle High German decke, from Old High German theckī, decchī, derived from thecken (modern decken), from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Cognate with English deck. Compare analogous Dutch dek. Also related with German Dach, Dutch dak, English thatch.
- any cloth or cushion used as a covering; a tablecloth, blanket, quilt, duvet, etc.
- ceiling; roof (surface at the upper limit of a room or cavity)
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