cwene

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English cwēn.

Noun[edit]

cwene

  1. Alternative form of quene (queen)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English cwene.

Noun[edit]

cwene

  1. Alternative form of quene (woman)

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *kwenā, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwene f (nominative plural cwenan)

  1. a woman
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: quean
  • Scots: quean

Etymology 2[edit]

From cwēn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwēne

  1. inflection of cwēn:
    1. accusative/genitive/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural