Old English 
From Proto-Germanic *kwēniz (“woman, wife”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn. Cognate with Old Saxon quān, Old Norse kvæn, Gothic 𐌵𐌴𐌽𐍃 (qens). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γυνή (gunē), (Greek γυναίκα (gynaika)), Proto-Slavic *žena (Old Church Slavonic жена, Russian жена), Old Irish ben (Welsh benyw), and Albanian zonjë.
- IPA: /kweːn/
- Seo clæneste cwen ofer eorþan: the purest woman on earth.
- Aðelwulf cyng Carles dohtor hæfde to cwene: King Athelwulf took Charles's daughter as his queen.
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See also 
- English: quean