lin

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See also: Lin, līn, lín, lǐn, lìn, and lîn

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English linnen, from Old English linnan (to cease from, desist, lose, yield up), from Proto-Germanic *linnaną (to turn, move aside, avoid), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (to elude, avoid, shrink from). Cognate with Danish linne (to stop, rest), Swedish dialectal linna (to pause, rest), Icelandic linna (to stop, rest).

Verb[edit]

lin (third-person singular simple present lins, present participle linning, simple past linned or lan, past participle linned or lun)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To desist (from something), stop.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      Halfe furious vnto his foe he came, / Resolv'd in minde all suddenly to win, / Or soone to lose, before he once would lin [...].
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cease; leave off.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Irish or Gaelic.

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Noun[edit]

lin (plural lins)

  1. A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a waterfall.
  2. A waterfall, or cataract.
    a roaring lin
  3. A steep ravine.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lin f (singulative linen)

  1. linen

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lin

  1. accusative of li; him

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lin m (plural lins)

  1. linen
  2. flax (the plant)

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

lin

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ler

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lin

  1. rafsi of linsi.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of līn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of lín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lìn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lin m (oblique plural lins, nominative singular lins, nominative plural lin)

  1. line (lineage; descent)

Polish[edit]

lin

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lin m

  1. tench

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lenus, from lenis.

Adjective[edit]

lin 4 nom/acc forms

  1. even, smooth
  2. calm, quiet
  3. mild, gentle, sweet

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

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lin

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lin n

  1. flax (plant)

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian lino

Noun[edit]

lin m (plural lini)

  1. flax
  2. linen (fibre)

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.