Dutch Cuijk, Kuykendahl

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages, and Linguistics (EHL)' started by Forero, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Forero Senior Member

    Houston, Texas, USA
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    Anybody know the derivation of the Dutch names Cuijk and Kuykendahl? Are they related words?
  2. CapnPrep Senior Member

    Cuijk is the name of a village in the south of the Netherlands. According to their website (and Wikipedia), the name refers to the bend in the Maas/Meuse river where it is located.

    Kuiken means "young chicken" in Dutch, and dal means "valley". Some other possible origins for the name can be found here.

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