E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.