COIN is metallic money with a designated
weight and value, and to COIN is to designate or name.
כנה KeeNaH (to name - Isaiah45:4)
is thus one of a few appropriate KN Semitic etymons.
Most dictionaries attribute COIN to Latin cuneus
(wedge or corner), a term cognate with QUOIN (exterior angle of a wall). QUOIN
is pronounced "kwoin." COIN and QUOIN are from קרן QeReN (corner - Exodus27:2).
See CORNER. [The R-to-W speech defect demonstrates how "kwoin" can
come from QeReN pronounced kewen. In the same way, WEAVE, WEFT, WOOF and
Anglo-Saxon owef come from ערב [A]Re[V] (woof).]
This dictionary favors the international legal tender of
monetary K-N terms, related to קנה QaNaH (to acquire,
purchase Genesis 33:19 ) - a verb related to the COINAGE or name given to
the acquisitive CAIN or קין QahYiN in Genesis4:1.
Half of the Earth was too little for the possessive Cain to have to split with
his brother Abel. קנין QiNYaN is an acquisition (Leviticus 22:11).
opposite of possession, or the feeling of not possessing, is that have-not
state of קנאה QiNAH
(envy Numbers 5:4). Wailing for loss, the opposite of GAIN, is קינה QeeYNaH (lamenting see KEENING.)
BRANCHES: [ E]eYaiN or GHeeYaiN means to weigh - it might link up with
the Japanese YEN. Japanese words for gold are kin and ogen.
Taino gold is caona. GAIN (to acquire) may be another derivative of
QaNaH (to acquire, buy, possess). To acquire in Hindi is kamana. To buy
in Japanese is konyo (suru) and kaimono.,
Chin and ch'ien are money and
coin in Chinese. Jin is Chinese gold, and used in the word for cash.
okane is money, kin is gold, and kane is money and metal..
For the Eskimos kinauyak is coin and akkinga is price. Koumaiis purchase in Chinese.
is the possessor or owner, synonymous with husband or king in many cultures. Kun
or kina is husband in several dialects of the Uto-Aztec Indians around
Arizona. Kane is husband in Hawaiian, where the word for KING is kini.
The root of
(cattle, property) is the same קנה QaNaH (to buy) because cattle or KINE were the KINETIC,
movable property , used for COIN or currency in
antiquity. Cash cows were taken literally when you couldnt feed your clan with
coins. Another guttural-nasal cattle word is GNU. This is the Hottentot word
ICON or likeness on many coins, see COMMON.