coin

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See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A coin.

From Middle English coyn, from Old French coigne (wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping), from Latin cuneus (wedge). Doublet of cuneus. See also quoin (cornerstone)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪn
  • Homophones: coign, quoin

Noun[edit]

coin (countable and uncountable, plural coins)

  1. (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).
  3. (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, slang, US, African American Vernacular) money in general, not limited to coins
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
  5. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.
  7. A small circular slice of food.

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Verb[edit]

coin (third-person singular simple present coins, present participle coining, simple past and past participle coined)

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture.
    to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal
  2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • Dryden
      Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • John Locke
      Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French coin, from Latin cuneus (wedge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱū (sting).

Noun[edit]

coin m (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner
    L'église fait le coin.
    The church is just on the corner.
  3. area, part, place, spot
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. »
    "I am the only robot around here."
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Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

coin

  1. quack

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. (archaic) dative singular
    2. nominative and vocative and dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coin choin gcoin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

coin

  1. Alternative form of coyn (coin, quoin)

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. accusative and dative singular
    2. nominative and vocative and accusative dual
    3. nominative plural

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
coin choin coin
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kūn (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

Noun[edit]

coin m pl

  1. plural of (dog)