kyng

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kyng (plural kyngs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of king.
    • 1474, Caxton, Game and Playe of the Chesse[1]:
      So yn a day, as he pleide at þe chesse, & byheld the kyng fette yn the pley, som tyme hy and som tyme lowe, among aufyns and pownys, he thought þer_with þa_t hit wold be so with hi_m, for he shuld dey, and be hid vndir erth.
    • 1560, Peter Whitehorne, Machiavelli, Volume I[2]:
      For like as the Grekes, beyng occupied aboute triflyng matters, takyng pleasure in resityng of Comedies, and soche other vain thinges, altogether neclecting Marciall feates, gave occasion to Philip kyng of Macedonia, father to Alexander the Great, to oppresse and to bring theim in servitude, under his subjeccion, even so undoubtedly, libertie will not be kepte, but men shall be troden under foote, and brought to moste horrible miserie and calamitie, if thei givyng theim selves to pastymes and pleasure, forssake the juste regarde of their owne defence, and savegarde of their countrie, whiche in temporall regimente, chiefly consisteth in warlike skilfulnesse.