kine

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See also: Kine, kiné, kině, kiñe, and kine-

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English kyne, kyn, kuin, kiin, kien (cows), either a double plural of Middle English ky, kye (cows), equivalent to modern kye +‎ -en, or inherited from Old English cȳna (cows', of cows), genitive plural of (cow). More at cow.

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kine

  1. (archaic or dialectal) plural form of cow
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kine (plural kines)

  1. (physics) The unit velocity in the CGS system, equal to one centimeter per second.
    • 1890, E/MJ, Engineering and Mining Journal (volumes 49-50, page 169)
      It may be well to note that a mile per hour is equal to 44.7 kines, and that accordingly a sharp walking pace may attain 200 kines []

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