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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.

    Raúl
     
  2. pejeman

    pejeman Senior Member

    There is also attic. :)
     
  3. donbeto

    donbeto Senior Member

    Vancouver (Canada)
    Eng(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
    coquere
    ,
    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

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

    syd
     
  5. JennyTW Senior Member

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

    Lady Fairfax Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish-Central American
    Basement, cellar...
     

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