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\ \ English has two words hide in current usage, probably from an identical Indo-European source. The verb, ‘conceal’ [OE], which has no living relatives among the Germanic languages, comes from a prehistoric West Germanic *khūdjan. This was derived from a base which probably also produced English hoard, huddle, and hut, and goes back to Indo-European *keudh-, source also of Greek keútheincover, hide’, Welsh cuddiohide’, and Breton kuzathide’. Hideskin’ [OE] and its Germanic relatives, German haut, Dutch huid, and Swedish and Danish hud, come ultimately from Indo-European *keut-, which also produced Latin cutisskin’ (source of English cuticle [17] and cutaneous [16]) and Welsh cwdscrotum’.
\ \ The semantic link between the two hides is ‘covering’.
\ \ Cf.HOARD, HUDDLE, HUT; CUTANEOUS, CUTICLE

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