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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *kVn-
Meaning: co-wife, sister-in-law
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *kann-at- 'daughter/sister-in-law' ~ *kinatt- 'menial 2, (?) concubine'
Berber: i-kniw 'twin; be twin, be co-wife' ~ *ta-kna(w) 'co-wife, concubine'
Western Chadic: *kin- 'co-wife'1, 'sister' 2 , 'marry' 3
Central Chadic: *kunu 'co-wife' 1, 'grandmother or her sibling' 2
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *kiyan 'marriage'

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