Kines

kine

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

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

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kine

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

Origin:
shortened form

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kine (kaɪn)
 
n
(functioning as plural) an archaic word for cows
 
[Old English cӯna of cows, from cow1]

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kine
archaic plural of "cow," actually a double plural (cf. children) or a gen. pl. of M.E. kye "cows," from O.E. cy, pl. of cu "cow."
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Kine definition


(Heb. sing. parah, i.e., "fruitful"), mentioned in Pharaoh's dream (Gen. 41: 18). Here the word denotes "buffaloes," which fed on the reeds and sedge by the river's brink.

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