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Etymology (Meaning of Words)/derivation of an English term


I expect this will go back to Middle English @ least. I want the derivation of the word "cob"; as in cobweb. And is it related to any other words in current use.

Hello, I hope you are having a fine weekend.  For some reason, your question took a very long time to get to me.  I look forward to answering it and apologize for the delay.
    The word 'cob' meaning a male swan is believed to be a relative of the Old Icelandic word 'kobbi' meaning 'seal' and also akin to the later Icelandic  word 'kubbi' meaning block or lump.
    The word 'cob' meaning corncob is believed to descend from the same sources.
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