engin

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See also: Engin, engin., and engîn

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ingenium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

engin m (plural engins)

  1. Any device, contraption or machinery, particularly a complex, dangerous or powerful one.
  2. A piece of military equipment.
  3. A piece of heavy machinery.
  4. (informal) Any object whose name or function is unknown; a thingy; a gizmo.
  5. (chiefly law) A piece of hunting equipment.
  6. (sports) An artistic gymnastics apparatus.
  7. (dated) Any tool or apparatus.

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

engin

  1. (indefinite) feminine nominative singular form of enginn
  2. (indefinite) neuter nominative plural form of enginn
  3. (indefinite) neuter accusative plural form of enginn

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ingenium.

Noun[edit]

engin m (oblique plural engins, nominative singular engins, nominative plural engin)

  1. ruse; trickery; deception
  2. invention; ingenuity; creativity

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Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

engin

  1. vast

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