- kine - domesticated bovine animals as a group, regardless of sex or age;
In both Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire: The Requiem, kine is a somewhat old-fashioned and derogatory term used by the Kindred to refer to mortals, referring specifically to the living as the herd upon which they feed. The expression “Kindred and kine” refers to all the people of the world, both living and unliving. The archaic singular (kow) isn't used. Canaille is an archaic term with the same general meaning as "kine", but even more dismissive of the mortal herd as a whole.