dtp883 wrote:Uh, no. Chicken, as are most of our barnyard friends, is a word of Germanic origins. Compare, Swedish kyckling, German Küchen, and Dutch kieken with English chicken.
In origin, it is probably a diminutive of cock
. So I guess we're back to connecting chickpeas and piss!
Your theory lacks the component of common sense and is, therefore, implausible. A god-given economy consisting of egg-laying FEMALES producing chicks to be eaten or sacrificed would not have the symbology of a cock. That is your own prejudicial world view. The ancients knew the females were the producers and Tor or Terter is a feminine noun.
Actually, chicken is a diminuative; n/-en/-on (accusative or feminine): burden, chicken, even, heaven (OE heofon), kitten, maiden, morn, oven, steven, vixen, weapon (from wiki diminuative).
Chicken could only be a diminuative of Chick/chiche/cece.