From Middle English oven, from Old English ofn, from Proto-West Germanic *ofn, from Proto-Germanic *uhnaz, *uhwnaz (compare Dutch oven, Low German Aven, West Frisian ûne, German Ofen, Danish ovn, Norwegian Bokmål ovn, Norwegian Nynorsk omn, Swedish ugn, Icelandic ofn, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌽𐍃, probably from a Proto-Indo-European *aukw- ("cooking pot"), *Hukʷ-, *ukwnos (compare Sanskrit उखा, Old Armenian ակութ, Albanian anë, Latin aulla, olla, Ancient Greek ἰπνός).
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