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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-(to produce). Cognate with Old Frisian kin, Old Saxon kunni, cunni, Dutch kunne, Old High German kunni, Old Norse kyn (Danish køn, Swedish kön), Gothic 𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌹(kuni). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γένος(génos), Latin genus.

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NounEdit

cynn n ‎(nominative plural cynn)

  1. kin, kind, tribe, people
  2. (grammar) gender (of nouns)

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