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See also: kind and Kind



From Middle English -kinde, -kunde, -kuinde, alteration (due to the noun type, class) of Middle English -kin, -kun, -cun, from Old English -cynn (of or belonging to a specified race or family), from cynn (family, race), see kin. Most uses appear to have been formed by analogy with mankind.



  1. Used to form nouns denoting groups or classes taken collectively.

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