cwene

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn. Cognate with Old Saxon cwena, Dutch kween ‘barren cow’, Old High German quena, Old Norse kvenna (Swedish kvinna), Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌽𐍉. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ), Slavic *ženā (Old Church Slavonic жена, Russian жена), Old Irish ben (Welsh benyw), Albanian zonjë.

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Noun[edit]

cwene f (nominative plural cwenan)

  1. a woman
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Etymology 2[edit]

From cwēn.

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Noun[edit]

cwēne

  1. nominative plural of cwēn
  2. accusative singular/plural of cwēn
  3. genitive/dative singular of cwēn