kine

1
[kahyn]

Origin of kine

1
Middle English kyn, Old English cȳna, genitive plural of cow1

kine

2
[kin-ee]

Origin of kine

2
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 for kine

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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