Other Word Forms of Kernel
Origin of Kernel
From Middle English kernel, kirnel, kürnel, from Old English cyrnel, from Proto-Germanic *kurnilaz, diminutive of *kurną (“seed, grain, corn”), equivalent to corn + -le. Cognate with Middle Dutch kernel, cornel, Middle High German kornel. Related also to Old Norse kjarni (“kernel”).
Middle English from Old English cyrnel gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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