kween

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch quene (old woman), from Old Dutch kwena, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman). Cognate with English quean.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʋeːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kween
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Noun[edit]

kween f (plural kwenen, diminutive kweentje n)

  1. woman past child-bearing age; old woman, crone
  2. barren hermaphrodite cow, mostly female with male traits; (by extension) any infertile hermaphrodite female animal held as livestock

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