crine

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crinis.

Noun[edit]

crine m ‎(plural crini)

  1. horsehair
  2. mane, crest

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

crīne

  1. ablative singular of crīnis

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gaelic crìon (fade, wither)

Alternative forms[edit]

  1. cryne

Verb[edit]

  1. shrink, shrivel

Usage notes[edit]

Often in the phrase "to crine in", meaning to become smaller in old age.