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I have suppressed the reference to old Dutch which is popular etymology at best. see Hellequin for references. --Diligent (talk) 15:17, 24 March 2013 (UTC)


Some online dictionaries give -kin rather than -kwin as an acceptable pronunciation of the last syllable. As it happens, the word occurs in the first line of the song "Helplessly Hoping" by Crosby, Stills & Nash; according to various YouTube videos that are probably copyvios, CSN and several people covering the song all use the -kin pronunciation. Is this enough to get it added? 00:23, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Could you name and link to the dictionaries that give this pronunciation? Equinox 00:25, 18 May 2014 (UTC)