ピン

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese pinta (a point, a mark), from pintar (to paint), from Vulgar Latin *pictāre, from Latin as frequentative of pingō or from pictus.

Noun[edit]

ピン (romaji pin)

  1. An ace in cards or a "one" in dice.
  2. The first or top item.
  3. (idiomatic, from the way that servants would sometimes inflate prices by one-tenth and pocket the difference): The cut or percentage taken from something, the rake-off.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English pin, from Middle English point, from Old French point (a point, dot, full stop, period, speck, hole, stitch, point of time, moment, difficulty), from Latin punctum (a point), substantive use of punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō (I prick, punch).

Noun[edit]

ピン (romaji pin)

  1. A pin, such as a hairpin, tie pin, bowling pin, or golf pin.