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English

From Middle English quene (young, robust woman), from Old English cwene (woman, female serf), from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman). Cognate with Dutch kween (a barren woman, a barren cow), Low German quene (barren cow, heifer), dialectal German Kan, Chan (woman, wife), Swedish kvinna (woman), Icelandic kona (woman), Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌽𐍉 (qinō, woman), 𐌵𐌴𐌽𐍃 (qēns, wife). More at queen.

Scots

From Old English cwene, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).