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English word kin comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus, Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (Cattle.).

Kin etymology ?

Kin detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷōus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʷṓws Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Cattle.
*kūz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A cow.
Old English (ang)
kiin Middle English (enm)
kin English (eng) (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.. Kind; sort; manner; way.. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.. Race; family; breed; kind.. Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent. Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".

Words with the same origin as kin

Descendants of *gʷōus
cow cowboy kind
Descendants of *gʷṓws
beef bugle butter butterfly