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 Quatorziennes (fourteeners).Queen (The White). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Greek, gyne (a woman); Sanskrit, goni; Swedish, qvenna; Gothic, queins; Anglo-Saxon, cwen. (See SIR.)   1
   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.)   2
        “He [Jesus] saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy son.”—St. John xix. 26.

 Quatorziennes (fourteeners).Queen (The White). 


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