From Middle Low German kajüte, which is probably borrowed from Middle Dutch kayhute, though the latter is attested somewhat later. Further origin unsettled; traditionally held to be of Old French origin, according to Watkins, possibly a mix of cabane + hutte. Other possibilities include cave (“hollow”) or Dutch kooi (“cage”), a doublet of it. Compare modern Dutch kajuit.
Kajüte f (genitive Kajüte, plural Kajüten)
- More convenient cabins for passengers are usually not called Kajüte, but Kabine.
- “Kajüte” in Duden online