Gender-neutral term also
On wikipedia, it is stated:
- Cattle regardless of sex (in vernacular usage).
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- It's a real cow to find citations for this usage. Kappa 12:10, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
- RFC removed – it's really very very common. I've added a cite from the Bible on the kine page. Widsith 08:41, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
- Well - what I mean is, you still see it a lot. Depending on what kinds of books you read, I suppose! I don't really know about kith and kine, that didn't come from me...I'd never heard of it myself. Widsith 08:29, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
- Most of the references that I'v seen to kith and kine were eggcorns for kith and kin. There were a few references to cow/animal stories and it seems to be a play on word of kith and kin. FWIW, I think kith and kine is an eggcorn or a play on words of kith and kin.
Origin of Cow
- English Cow did not come from Persian OR Mazandarani. It is merely cognate with them, which is quite another thing. —Stephen 12:43, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
- Since persian was in the etymology section i consider it as a origin of the word COW --Ali1986 15:15, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
From English Wikipedia
Removed from the cattle article on English Wikipedia, as not relevant there. --Una Smith 19:57, 27 July 2009 (UTC)