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Cockaigne

or Cock·ayne

[ ko-keyn ]
/ kɒˈkeɪn /
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noun

a fabled land of luxury and idleness.

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Origin of Cockaigne

1250–1300; Middle English cokaygn(e) <Middle French (paide) cocaigne (land of) Cockaigne, idler's paradise <Middle Low German kōkenje, equivalent to kōken (see cookie) + -je diminutive suffix
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Cockaigne

Cockayne

/ (kɒˈkeɪn) /

noun

medieval legend an imaginary land of luxury and idleness

Word Origin for Cockaigne

C14: from Old French cocaigne, from Middle Low German kōkenje small cake (of which the houses in the imaginary land are built); related to Spanish cucaña, Italian cuccagna
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