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 céna genitive pl. of cū cow ; see cow 1.
- (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.