, Dutch kween ("woman past child-bearing age"), Swedish kvinna ("woman"), Danish kvinde ("woman"), Icelandic kvon ("wife"), Gothic 𐌵𐌴𐌽𐍃 ("wife"), Norwegian dialectal kvån. Related to Old English cwene ("woman; female serf, quean"), see quean. Generally eclipsed non-native Middle English regina, borrowed from Latin rēgīna (see Modern English regina). gyne.
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