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  1. Ronidemian

    Ronidemian New Member

    La Serena, Chile
    Chilean Spanish
    Good day to you all people. I'd like to ask if any of you can shine a light on why the KITCHEN is the only room of the house which is not a compound word and does not end in "room". Is is because it is a loan word from some other language? If so, could you tell me which one?
    Thank you very much for your cooperation.

  2. pejeman

    pejeman Senior Member

    There is also attic. :)
  3. donbeto

    donbeto Senior Member

    Vancouver (Canada)
    Well, from TFD:

    [Middle English
    kichene, from Old English cycene, probably from Vulgar Latin i
    *cocina, from Late Latin
    coquina, from feminine of Latin
    coquinus , from of cooking coquuscook
    , from
    to cook

    So it definitely has Latin roots.

    Also,in German it is Küche.

    I don't know why it does not have have
    room in the word.

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  4. SydLexia Senior Member

    UK, English
    Also hall, study, library, toilet, pantry....

  5. JennyTW Senior Member

    Córdoba, Spain
    English - UK
    Lounge, landing...
  6. Lady Fairfax

    Lady Fairfax Senior Member

    Spanish-Central American
    Basement, cellar...

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