ピン

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese pinta ‎(a point, a mark), from pintar ‎(to paint), from Vulgar Latin *pictāre, from Latin as frequentative of pingō or from pictus.

Noun[edit]

ピン ‎(romaji pin)

  1. An ace in cards or a "one" in dice.
  2. The first or top item.
  3. (idiomatic, from the way that servants would sometimes inflate prices by one-tenth and pocket the difference): The cut or percentage taken from something, the rake-off.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English pin, from Middle English point, from Old French point ‎(a point, dot, full stop, period, speck, hole, stitch, point of time, moment, difficulty), from Latin punctum ‎(a point), substantive use of punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō ‎(I prick, punch).

Noun[edit]

ピン ‎(romaji pin)

  1. A pin, such as a hairpin, tie pin, bowling pin, or golf pin.