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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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