basin

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English basin, from Old French bacin, from Vulgar Latin *baccinum, from Late Latin bacca (wine jug), from Gaulish, from Proto-Celtic *baski (bundle) (compare Welsh baich (load, burden), Irish bac (hindrance)).

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basin (plural basins)

  1. A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  2. (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
    • 2012 January 1, Douglas Larson, “Runaway Devils Lake”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 46: 
      Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.
  3. (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French bombasin, from Lombardic bombasina (Italian bambagino), ultimately from Medieval Latin bambax, from Ancient Greek πάμϐαξ (pámϐaks, cotton).

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basin m (plural basins)

  1. (textiles, historical) bombasine

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Hiligaynon[edit]

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basín

  1. toilet

Volapük[edit]

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basin (plural basins)

  1. basin
  2. water basin

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