frumcynn

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fruma (beginning) +‎ [Term?] +‎ cynn

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrumˌkynn/, [ˈfrumˌkyn]

Noun[edit]

frumcynn n (nominative plural frumcynn)

  1. (poetic) original kind; lineage; descent; origin; genealogy
    • Beowulf
      Nū iċ ēower sċeal / frumcyn witan ǣr ġē fyr heonan (...)
      Now I must your lineage learn, ere you far hence (...)