The title pretty much says it all.

  • Knopfknob
  • Knieknee

Are there more?

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    Viel Spaß beim Durchwühlen: wortsuche.com/starts-with-by-length/kn
    – Em1
    Apr 30, 2012 at 16:17
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    I am curious: Why this kind of special question?
    – 0x6d64
    May 1, 2012 at 8:05
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    @Ox6d64: "Why this question? Probably because it is a "curiousity."
    – Tom Au
    May 1, 2012 at 13:52
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    @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, 2012 at 15:19

4 Answers 4

  • 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 german.stackexchange.com/questions/4497/…
    – Tom Au
    Apr 30, 2012 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. Apr 11, 2014 at 22:10

Just one that I can spontaneously think of: Knotenknot.


Just another: knetento knead.

  • 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, 2012 at 21:47

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