frumcynn

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fruma ‘beginning’ + cynn ‘tribe, kin’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frumcynn n (nominative plural frumcynn)

  1. Original kind; lineage; descent; origin; genealogy
    • Beowulf
      Nú ic éower sceal / frumcyn witan aér gé fyr heonan (...)
      Now I must your lineage learn, ere you far hence (...)