kye

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ky, kye, from Old English (cows), plural of (cow). Cognate with Dutch koeien (cows), German Kühe (cows), Danish køer (cows), Icelandic kýr (cows). More at cow.

Noun[edit]

kye

  1. (archaic or dialectal) plural of cow
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 23:
      devil the move would the factor at Meikle House make to [] mend the roof of the byre that leaked like a sieve on the head of Mistress Munro when she milked the kye on a stormy night.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kye (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, naval slang) Cocoa (the drink).
    • 2009, John Roberts, Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy:
      [] wrapped in layers of warm clothing against rushing icy air, and all longing for bubbling hot kye (Navy cocoa) at midnight.
    • 2013, David Arnold, Hursey in Conflict: A Story of Love and Victory (page 73)
      Then he walked back to the wheelhouse. Guido arrived with three cups of kye and a plate of hot buttered toast.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Korean [Term?].

Noun[edit]

kye (plural kyes)

  1. A Korean fundraising meeting.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kye

  1. Alternative form of kie

Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kye

  1. plural of coo
    • 1794, Robert Burns, The Highland Widow's Lament:
      For then I had a score o' kye, / Ochon, Ochon, Ochrie! / Feeding on yon hill sae high, / And giving milk to me.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kye (plural kyes)

  1. (South Scots) a key