Definitions

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  • n. Duck; drake.
  • n. The common eider (Somateria mollissima).
  • n. The kittiwake.

Etymologies

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From Middle English enede, from Old English ened, æned ("drake, duck"), from Proto-Germanic *anudz (“duck”), from Proto-Indo-European *anǝt-, *nāt- (“duck”). Cognate with Dutch eend ("duck"), German Ente ("duck"), Swedish and ("duck, mallard"), Icelandic önd ("duck"), Latin anas ("duck, drake"), Lithuanian antis ("duck, mallard"), Russian утка (útka, "duck").

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