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I’ve added the second etymology (from kine, “cattle”), and removed the (idiomatic) tag, as the usage has a legit (non-idiomatic) etymology, albeit an unfamiliar one.
- Thanks David! You are correct, they disagree – and, further, the “cattle” etymology (from kine) I gave is incorrect (it’s a folk etymology); the Latinate (calque of in specie) given at in kind is correct. I’ve corrected this entry, given an (OED) reference at in kind, and summarized in a discussion at “in kind” talk page. Thanks again!
- —Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 05:34, 23 September 2011 (UTC)