[ kahyn ]
/ kaɪn /
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an archaic plural of cow1.
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Origin of kine1
Middle English kyn,Old English cȳna, genitive plural of cūcow1
Other definitions for kine (2 of 2)
[ kin-ee ]
/ ˈkɪn i /
Origin of kine2
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How to use kine in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for kine
/ (kaɪn) /
(functioning as plural) an archaic word for cowsor cattle
Word Origin for kine
Old English cӯna of cows, from cū cow 1
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