kith and kine

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EtymologyEdit

Literally, friends (“kith”) and cattle (“kine”). Compare Latinate capital and chattel, which also use “cow” to mean “property”,

NounEdit

kith and kine

  1. Often an error for kith and kin.
  2. (archaic) Relatives and property; one's total possessions.

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Last modified on 21 August 2013, at 08:49