cyning

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Old English[edit]

Statue of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kuningaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to procreate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈky.ninɡ/, [ˈky.niŋɡ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cyning m (nominative plural cyningas)

  1. king

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Usage notes[edit]

  • When used as an appended title to a king, cyning is usually placed after the king's name, unlike in modern English. For example, a king named Eadweard would be referred to as Eadweard cyning.

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