To quibble (Eng) and kibbelen (Dutch)

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  • berndf

    German (Germany)
    Unlikely there is any connection. The English word is, as your mentioned, from Latin. Kibbeln is probably ultimately from High German via Low German, from where it later reentered High German. And the original is with an -f- (as in the form kivelen you mentioned), High German rendering of -p-, compare ON kjapta = to talk.

    Here is some more info: DWDS – Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
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