kekarva, kekavie, cacavie, cookavie noun a kettle: I got a roof-rack for the car, packed up the tent, found our outside cacavie and away we went. 20-. etymology: Romany kekkauvi ‘a kettle’; perhaps a development from Sanskrit karaki ‘a kettle’; form kekavie collected by EMcC/PS; attested by BS in TDITA and JS; forms cacavie, cookavie attested by SS note:

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected from English Gypsies the forms kávi, kekávi which they define as a ‘Caldron’, they also collected forms kekávi, kavi ‘a kettle’.

Canandian Paul Pope (2013) cites the form kekavie with the same meaning.