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From: John Simpson <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Loons and Quines
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:16:48 +0000 (GMT)
Just to add a bit to the linguistic background for "quine".
In Norwegian the word for "woman" is "kvinne" (plural kvinnen) so clearly there is a link to "quine" - whether directly from the Norwegian through the Viking invasions, or more anciently through Old High German as Gavin suggests, I am not qualified to say.
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