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The title pretty much says it all.

  • Knopfknob
  • Knieknee

Are there more?

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Viel Spaß beim Durchwühlen: – Em1 Apr 30 '12 at 16:17
I am curious: Why this kind of special question? – 0x6d64 May 1 '12 at 8:05
@Ox6d64: "Why this question? Probably because it is a "curiousity." – Tom Au May 1 '12 at 13:52
@TomAu And tomorrow we ask for all words that begin in "pl", and the day after tomorrow ... No, seriously. I don't see any reason why that question is interesting. – Em1 May 1 '12 at 15:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted
  • knuckle – Knöchel (generally “ankle”, but colloquially this can be used in the same sense)

There are some other cognates whose meanings have diverged over time:

  • knave – Knabe
  • knight – Knecht
  • knife – Kniff
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Adding words "whose meanings have diverged over time" confuses the issue. For instance, Knecht means, servant, basically the OPPOSITE of knight. I can get from Knave, a "naughty" boy to Knabe. And I'm now confused about knife and Kniff… – Tom Au Apr 30 '12 at 23:02
@TomAu: Merriam Webster: "a mounted man-at-arms serving a feudal superior [...] from Old English cniht man-at-arms, boy, servant". Not much divergent -- rather enlightening about the deeper meaning, exactly what etymology should do. – Peter A. Schneider Apr 11 '14 at 22:10

Just one that I can spontaneously think of: Knotenknot.

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  • Knollebulb/tuber
  • knüllento crumple

I don't believe it can be universally applied.

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How is this an answer to the question? – Tara B May 3 '12 at 21:47

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