dyin

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Dharug[edit]

Noun[edit]

dyin

  1. woman
    • 1793, Watkin Tench, A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
      The letter ‘y’ frequently follows ‘d’ in the same syllable. Thus the word which signifies a woman is ‘dyin’; although the structure of our language requires us to spell it ‘deein’.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gin (loan word)

References[edit]

  • Troy, Jakelin (1994). “The Sydney Language”, Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library, 75.