køn

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Compare Swedish kön, Norwegian kjønn, Icelandic kyn, North Frisian kinn, Dutch kunne, German Künne, English kin.

Noun[edit]

køn n (singular definite kønnet, plural indefinite køn)

  1. sex (male or female division)
  2. gender (grammar: division of nouns and pronouns, differences between men and women)
  3. private parts, genitals
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse kœnn (skilled, capable).

Adjective[edit]

køn (neuter kønt, definite and plural kønne, comparative kønnere, superlative kønnest)

  1. pretty
  2. good-looking
  3. (ironic) nice, fine