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kine1

[kahyn]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a plural of cow1.

Origin of kine1

Middle English kyn, Old English cȳna, genitive plural of cow1

kine2

[kin-ee]
noun
  1. kinescope(defs 1, 2).

Origin of kine2

shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for kines

kine

noun
  1. (functioning as plural) an archaic word for cowsor cattle

Word Origin

Old English cӯna of cows, from cow 1
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Word Origin and History for kines

kine

n.

archaic plural of cow, a double plural (cf. children) or genitive plural of Middle English kye "cows," from Old English cy (genitive cyna), plural of cu "cow."

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