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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...

Kudde

Husgeråd/Household utensilsPosted by Gunvor 2011-03-21 11:21:25

Kudde is 'cushion' or 'pillow' (Swedes don't see any difference). (En kudde, kudden flera kuddar, kuddarna). My etymological dictionary says it is related to English cod - not the fish, but an obsolete word, part of codpiece - from a common Germanic root meaning something swelling, e.g. 'bag' or (pea)'pod'.