coynye

noun
coy·​nye | \ ˈkȯin(y)ē \
variants: or coyne \ -​n \ or coigny \ -​n(y)ē \
plural -s

Definition of coynye

: an Irish chieftain's exaction of food and drink from his tenants for his soldiers — compare bonaght

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History and Etymology for coynye

Middle English coynee, from Middle Irish coinnemh; akin to Middle Irish connmedh quarterage, billeting

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“Coynye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coynye. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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