Origin of kineMiddle English kin, double plural of cou (; from Old English cy, plural of cu, cow) + (-e)n
Origin of kineMiddle English kyn, from Old English c&ymacron;na, genitive pl. of c&umacron;, cow; see cow1.
- (archaic or dialectal) plural form of cow
From Middle English kyn, kuin, kiin, kien, variant (double plural) of Middle English ky, kye (“cows”), equivalent to ky, kye + -en. Alternative etymology derives Middle English kyn from Old English cȳna (“cows', of cows”), genitive plural of cū (“cow”). More at cow.