Kine definition

kīn
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(archaic) Cows; cattle.
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(archaic or dialectal) Plural form of cow.
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(obsolete, no longer productive) Prefix occurring in words signifying royalty or kingship.
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Origin of kine

  • 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 (“cow”). More at cow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English kyne-, from Old English cyne- (“royal, kingly”), from Proto-Germanic *kuni-, *kuniz (“offspring, generation, race”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵene-, *ǵnē- (“to give birth, be born”). More at kin, kind.

    From Wiktionary