kyn

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Cognate with Icelandic kyn, Swedish kön, Danish køn, Norwegian kjønn, English kin, Dutch kunne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyn n (genitive singular kyns, plural kyn)

  1. lineage, family
  2. gender, sex
  3. nature
  4. (grammar) gender

Declension[edit]

n22 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kyn kynið kyn kynini
Accusative kyn kynið kyn kynini
Dative kyni kyninum kyn(j)um kyn(j)unum
Genitive kyns kynsins kynja kynjanna

Derived terms[edit]

sexual orientation

biological/grammatical gender


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Cognate with Faroese kyn, Danish køn, Norwegian kjønn, English kin, Dutch kunne.

Noun[edit]

kyn n

  1. sex
  2. breed, race
  3. (grammar) gender

Derived terms[edit]