alinen

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alinen (comparative alisempi, superlative alisin)

  1. (rare) under, underlying

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier

Verb[edit]

alinen (third-person singular simple present alineth, present participle alinende, simple past and past participle alined)

  1. to copulate
    She [-wolf] shal not be alyned withe noon of þe wolfes safe with on ... Þan þei goo a grete waye thennes and ther he alyned hure. — Duke of York, Master of Game, 1410

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin allinere (to bedaub)

Verb[edit]

alinen (third-person singular simple present alineth, present participle alinende, simple past and past participle alined)

  1. to bedaub, thus annoint
    Hi beeþe eke atte fount Mid oylle and creyme alyned. — Poems of William of Shoreham, c1350
References[edit]
  • Middle English Dictionary, aline