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kine1

[kahyn] /kaɪn/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a plural of cow1 .
Origin
Middle English kyn, Old English cȳna, genitive plural of cow1

kine2

[kin-ee] /ˈkɪn i/
noun
1.
kinescope (def 1).
Origin
shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for kines

kine

/kaɪn/
noun
1.
(functioning as pl) an archaic word for cows or cattle
Word Origin
Old English cӯna of cows, from cow1
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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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kines in the Bible

(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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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