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Queen

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Greek, gyne (a woman); Sanskrit, goni; Swedish, qvenna; Gothic, queins; Anglo-Saxon, cwen. (See Sir.)

Queen, “woman,” is equivalent to “mother.” In the translation of the Bible by Ulfilas (fourth century), we meet with gens and gino (“wife” and “woman”); and in the Scandinavian languages karl and kone still mean “man” and “wife.” (See King.)

“He [Jesus] saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son.”—St. John xix. 26.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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