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Breton

Cognate with Welsh cefn (back), Cornish keyn (back), Gaulish Cebenna (ridge, height) (whence French Cévennes), ultimately from Proto-Celtic *kebno- (back).

German

From Middle High German kein, from the merger of Middle High German dechein, dehein ("someone; anyone", from Old High German dehein) and Middle High German nechein, nehein ("not any", from Old High German nihein). More at none.

West Frisian

From Old Frisian *kēne, from Proto-Germanic *kōniz (brave).