- Latin coctilis, from coguere. See cook. (Wiktionary)
“And as for Cod, that was derived directly from that "great store of codfish" which Captain Bartholomew Gosnold caught there in 1602; which fish appears to have been so called from the Saxon word codde, "a case in which seeds are lodged," either from the form of the fish, or the quantity of spawn it contains; whence also, perhaps, codling ( "pomum coctile"?) and coddle, -- to cook green like peas.”
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