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cyning

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kuningaz, perhaps from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *gen-, *procreate (Latin genus, English kin). The original meaning may be ‘leader of people’ or ‘noble-born’. Cognate with Old Frisian kening, Old Saxon kuning (kening, Dutch koning), Old High German kuning (German König), Old Norse konungr (Icelandic konungur; Swedish terms konung and kung, Norwegian konge). Early borrowing into Finnish and Estonian as kuningas.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkyniŋg/

Noun

cyning m.

  1. king

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative cyning cyningas
accusative cyning cyningas
genitive cyninges cyninga
dative cyninge cyningum


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