From Middle English enede, from Old English ened, æned (“drake, duck”), from Proto-Germanic *anudz (“duck”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂t- (“duck”). Cognate with Dutch eend (“duck”), German Ente (“duck”), Norwegian and Swedish and (“duck, mallard”), Icelandic önd (“duck”), Latin anas (“duck, drake”), Lithuanian antis (“duck, mallard”), Russian утка (útka, “duck”).
ennet (plural ennets)
- (now chiefly dialectal) Duck; drake.
- (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) The common eider (Somateria mollissima).
- (now chiefly dialectal) The kittiwake.