Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of cow.
  • abbr. A thousand years

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Kine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or dialectal plural of cow.
  • n. An abbreviation of Kentucky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses

Etymologies

From Middle English ky, from Old English  ("cows"), plural of  ("cow"). Cognate with West Frisian kij ("cows"), Dutch koeien ("cows"), German Kühe ("cows"), Danish køer ("cows"), Icelandic kýr ("cows"). More at cow. (Wiktionary)

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  • Scottish plural of "cow" (also "kye").

    December 8, 2007