kyn

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Atong (India)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

kyn

  1. the back

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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]

Declension of kyn
n22 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kyn kynið kyn kynini
accusative kyn kynið kyn kynini
dative kyni kyninum kynjum, kynum kynjunum, kynunum
genitive kyns kynsins kynja kynjanna

Derived terms[edit]

sexual orientation

biological/grammatical gender

  • kallkyn (male sex or gender; masculine (gender))
  • kvennkyn (female sex or gender; feminine (gender))
  • hvørkikyn (neuter (gender))
  • samkyn (common (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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyn n (genitive singular kyns, nominative plural kyn)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English cynn, from Proto-West Germanic *kuni, from Proto-Germanic *kunją.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyn (uncountable)

  1. One's relations or kin:
    1. A family; the set of one's relations.
    2. A nation, tribe, or clan.
    3. One's descendants or offspring.
  2. A family relationship; kinship:
    1. Ancestry; one's ancestors.
    2. (rare) A noble bloodline.
  3. A kinsman or kinswoman; one of one's kin.
  4. (Early Middle English) A class or group.
  5. (Early Middle English) A method or means.
  6. (rare) Sex, gender.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: kin
  • Scots: kin
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyn

  1. Alternative form of kyne

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

kyn n (plural kynet)

  1. (pre-1938) alternative form of kjønn

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kunją. Cognate with English kin.

Noun[edit]

kyn n (genitive kyns, plural kyn)

  1. kin

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: kyn n
  • Faroese: kyn n
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kyn n
  • Westrobothnian: tjön n, tjyn
  • Old Swedish: kyn n
  • Danish: køn n
    • Norwegian Bokmål: kjønn n
      • Norwegian Nynorsk: kjønn n

Old Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kyn, from Proto-Germanic *kunją.

Noun[edit]

kyn n

  1. kin, family
  2. sort, kind

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]