I merely mention that the patronymics ending in kins got abbreviated into kiss, and kes, and ks.
"I think names ending in 'kins' are very ugly," said Mrs. Lenoir.
What, then, would be the marriageable status of the two kins which bare the phratry names?
The meaning of these two forms would thus seem to be 16 kins.
From these broad wilds the kins had advanced to their conquest of Northern China.
Certainly the two kins could not change their totems, and certainly they would not remain celibate.
There are a few American cases in which kins talk of their totems by periphrases, but every one knows the real names.
Kin′ship, relationship; kins′man, a man of the same kin or race with another:—fem.
The kins, however, retained their brightness only a little over a century, having been eclipsed by Jenghiz-Khan in 1234.
Nor can it segment itself without also segmenting its linked totem kin or kins, which merely means segmenting the local tribe.
c.1200, from Old English cynn "family; race; kind, sort, rank; nature; gender, sex," from Proto-Germanic *kunjam "family" (cf. Old Frisian kenn, Old Saxon kunni, Old Norse kyn, Old High German chunni "kin, race;" Danish and Swedish kön, Middle Dutch, Dutch kunne "sex, gender;" Gothic kuni "family, race," Old Norse kundr "son," German Kind "child"), from PIE *gen(e)- "to produce" (see genus).