Other Word Forms of Keelson
Origin of Keelson
First attested from 1611. Compare with Dutch kolzwijn, kolsem, Low German, kielswîn, German Kielschwein, Danish kølsvin, kölsvin, all with the same meaning. First part is keel while the second part is uncertain; possibly sill.
Alteration (influenced by keel) of Middle English kelswin probably from Old Norse kjölsvīn kjölr keel svīn swine, timber sū- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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