\ \ [17] Paddock is ultimately the same word as park. Their common ancestor was a prehistoric Germanic word which took a route through Latin and French to reach English as park. Its direct Old English descendant, however, was pearruc. This in due course became parrock, which survived dialectally into the 20th century. But in the early modern English period a variant form paddock appeared. It is not clear how this arose, but it may be a hypercorrect form reflecting the change in the opposite direction, from /d/ to /r/, in words such as porridge for pottage and geraway for get away.
\ \ Cf.PARK

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