cyning

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kuningaz, perhaps from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *genh₁- (to procreate), related to Latin genus, English kin. The original meaning may be ‘leader of people’ or ‘noble-born’. Cognate with Old Frisian kening, Old Saxon kuning, Dutch koning, Old High German kuning (German König), Old Norse konungr (Icelandic konungur; Swedish terms konung and kung, Danish and Norwegian konge). Early borrowing into Finnish and Estonian as kuningas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkyninɡ/, [ˈkyniŋɡ]

Noun[edit]

cyning m

  1. king

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