cyning

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Old English[edit]

Statue of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex

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From Proto-Germanic *kuningaz, perhaps from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to procreate).

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cyning m (nominative plural cyningas)

  1. king
    On blindra lande biþ se ānēaga cyning. Swā ēac se ūþwita on þissum middanġearde.
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. So too the philosopher on this Earth.

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