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kine

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[ kahyn ]
/ kaɪn /
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noun

an archaic plural of cow1.

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Origin of kine

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

Definition for kine (2 of 2)

kine2
[ kin-ee ]
/ ˈkɪn i /

noun

Origin of kine

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Shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for kine

kine
/ (kaɪn) /

noun

(functioning as plural) an archaic word for cowsor cattle

Word Origin for kine

Old English cӯna of cows, from cow 1
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