Küken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via German Low German from Middle Low German küken. Cognate to Dutch kuiken, English chicken. A related form is Middle High German kuchil, whence now obsolete Küchlein.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkyːkən/, [ˈkyːkən], [ˈkyːkŋ̩]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Küken n (genitive Kükens, plural Küken)

  1. chick (young bird), fledgling, hatchling, squab (of a pigeon or dove))
  2. (figuratively) the youngest in a group
  3. plug (as in a cask)

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