Small recess for storage
A CUBBY or CUBBYHOLE is dismissed by Webster's
as a children's word for a snug place to play. In British dialect, however, a
CUB means a small shed or enclosed space. The AHD cites Germanic kubon
(hut, shed) and Middle Dutch cubbe (pen, stall). קבה QooBaH (compartment, tent, hut, brothel) appears in Numbers25:8. More guttural-bilabial covering at COVER.
COFFIN and QUIVER all relate to a family of KB words like K[H]ABA (to hide), K[H]aPHAh (case see COVER) and QOOPaH 5 (cash box, basket). Danish kupe
is a compartment The SCABBARD is more likely a KB receptacle (with another
nonhistoric S before the guttural ) than from a root meaning to cut as the
AHD conjectures. The French cabinet is a toilet, a small room or
ALCOVE to take care of bodily business. Many a presidential CABINET
also demonstrates links to toilets, brothels and sleeping compartments.
ALCOVE and CAB.