линь

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *linь, further etymology uncertain. Possibly a suffixal derivation from Proto-Slavic *linjati.

Cognates may include Lithuanian lýnas, Latvian lĩnis, lĩns, līna, Old Prussian lins, although the correspondence of palatalized vs. velarized endings in Baltic corresponds with the geography of Slavic reflexes of *linь vs. *linъ rather indicates borrowing. λινεύς (linéfs, mullet) is unrelated, being a back-formation from λινεύω (linévo, to catch fish with a net).

Noun[edit]

линь (linʹm anim (genitive линя́, nominative plural лини́, genitive plural лине́й)

  1. (zoology) tench
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch lijn (literally thin rope).

Noun[edit]

линь (linʹm inan (genitive линя́, nominative plural лини́, genitive plural лине́й)

  1. (nautical) line
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