akin

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See also: akın and Akın

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a corruption of of kin, from Middle English of kyn (related, of kin), equivalent to a- +‎ kin (1550s)[1]. Compare Old English cyn, cynn (akin, proper, suitable, adj.).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈkɪn/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌˈkɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Adjective[edit]

akin (comparative more akin, superlative most akin)

  1. (of persons) Of the same kin; related by blood.
  2. (often followed by to) Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.
    • 1677, Theophilus Gale, The Court of the Gentiles, T. Cockeril, part 4, bk. 1, ch. 2, p. 27:
      Is not then Fruition near akin to Love?
    • 1710, anon., "To the Spectator, &c.," The Spectator, vol. 1, no. 8 (March 9), p. 39:
      She told me that she hoped my Face was not akin to my Tongue.
    • 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, chapter 39, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1837, OCLC 28228280:
      Mr. Winkle . . . took his hand with a feeling of regard, akin to veneration.
    • 1910, Zane Grey, "Old Well-Well," Success (July):
      Something akin to a smile shone on his face.
    • 2021 June 30, Philip Haigh, “Regional trains squeezed as ECML congestion heads north”, in RAIL, number 934, page 52:
      I'll be interested to see how this service does. It will be basic with fares to match, so will be akin to a budget airline taking on a flag-carrier.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This adjective is always placed after the noun that it modifies.

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Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “akin”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aki +‎ -n

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒkin]
  • Hyphenation: akin

Pronoun[edit]

akin

  1. superessive singular of aki

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 'kin (contraction, used with sa)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧kin
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔakin/, [ˈʔaxɪn]
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaken/, [ˈʔaxen] (colloquial)

Determiner[edit]

akin

  1. my

Pronoun[edit]

akin

  1. (possessive) mine
  2. (oblique) (to) me

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Yoruba[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

akin

  1. bravery, valor, courage
    Synonyms: ògbójú, àyà
  2. Someone who is brave
    Synonym: alákin
  3. A prefix used in male Yoruba given names, (ex. Akíndélé).

Derived terms[edit]

  • Akin (Yoruba name, and a shortening of many names with the prefix 'Akin')
  • alákin (a brave person)