Earlier cag, (Icelandic) kaggi; akin to (Swedish) kagge.
A small cask or barrel.
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From Middle English kag, from Old Norse kaggi (“keg”)
keg (plural kegs) A round, traditionally wooden container of lesser capacity than a barrel, often used to store beer. 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle: The strange man with a keg of liquor … the woe-begone party at ninepins—the flagon—“Oh! that flagon! that wicked flagon!” thought Rip; ….
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