-lins

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a variant of -lings, an ablaut variant, with genitive -s, of -lang (compare English -long). More at English -lings.

Suffix[edit]

-lins

  1. Suffix used to form adverbs from nouns, to indicate "in the direction of".
  2. Suffix used to form adverbs from adjectives or quasi adjectives, to connote direction and also manner, condition, degree.

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