also HICKETT, HICKOT, HICQUET, HIQUET, HYCKET, HYCKOT
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One of the earlier forms of hiccup, the other being hickock, both apparently with a diminutive formative -et, -ock.
The echoic stem hick appears also in Middle Dutch hick, Dutch hik, Low German hick, Danish hik, Swedish hicka hiccup, Middle Dutch hicken, Dutch hikken, Danish hicke, Swedish hicka to hiccup;
also Bret. hok, hik), French hoquet (15th c.), Walloon hikéte, medieval Latin hoquetus, hiccup, French hoqueter (12th c. in Hatz.-Darm.) to hiccup. The English hicket corresponds in formation to the French, and is identical with the Walloon. Assuming this to be the earliest form, we have the series hicket, hickot, hickock,hickop, hiccup (hiccough)
From: The Method of Physick
Containing the Causes, Signs, and Cures of Inward Diseases in Mans Body,
From the Head to the Foot
By Philip Barrough, The Sixth Edition, 1624
The III Booke. P. 115
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