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cwene

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Old English

Etymology 1

From Germanic *kwinō-, from Indo-European *gʷena-. Cognate with Old Saxon cwena (Dutch kween ‘barren cow’), Old High German quena, Old Norse kvenna (Swedish kvinna), Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌽𐍉. The IE root is also the source of Ancient Greek γυνή, Slavic *ženā (Old Church Slavonic жена, Russian жена), Old Irish ben (Welsh benyw), Albanian zonjë.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'kwene/

Noun

cwene f (pl cwenan)

  1. a woman
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Etymology 2

From cwēn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'kwe:ne/

Noun

cwēne

  • nominative plural of cwēn
  • accusative singular/plural of cwēn
  • genitive/dative singular of cwēn

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