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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. (archaic) Relatives and property; one's total possessions.
  2. (proscribed) kith and kin.

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