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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Cognate with Icelandic kyn, Swedish kön, Danish køn, Norwegian kjønn, English kin, Dutch kunne.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kyn n (genitive singular kyns, plural kyn)

  1. lineage, family
  2. gender, sex
  3. nature
  4. (grammar) gender

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kyn
n22 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kyn kynið kyn kynini
accusative kyn kynið kyn kynini
dative kyni kyninum kynjum, kynum kynjunum, kynunum
genitive kyns kynsins kynja kynjanna

Derived termsEdit

sexual orientation

biological/grammatical gender

  • kallkyn (male sex or gender; masculine (gender))
  • kvennkyn (female sex or gender; feminine (gender))
  • hvørkikyn (neuter (gender))
  • samkyn (common (gender))

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Cognate with Faroese kyn, Danish køn, Norwegian kjønn, English kin, Dutch kunne.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kyn n (genitive singular kyns, nominative plural kyn)

  1. sex
  2. breed, race
  3. (grammar) gender

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kyn

  1. Alternative form of kyne

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kunją. Cognate with English kin.

NounEdit

kyn n (genitive kyns, plural kyn)

  1. kin

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją.

NounEdit

kyn n

  1. kin, family
  2. sort, kind

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit