elin

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See also: Elin, Elín, and elin-

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *olīnā (elbow; angle), from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l- (to bend). Cognate with Welsh elin, Breton ilin, Scottish Gaelic uileann, Irish uillinn; non-Celtic cognates include Latin ulna, Ancient Greek ὠλένη (ōlénē).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [ˈɛlɪn]

Noun[edit]

elin m (dual dewelin, plural elinnyow)

  1. elbow

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈelin/, [ˈe̞lin]
  • Rhymes: -elin
  • Syllabification: e‧lin

Etymology 1[edit]

el- +‎ -in. Coined by Finnish folklorist and linguist Daniel Europaeus in 1853.

Noun[edit]

elin

  1. organ of an organism
  2. governmental body
  3. member (penis)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of elin (Kotus type 33/kytkin, no gradation)
nominative elin elimet
genitive elimen elimien
elinten
partitive elintä elimiä
illative elimeen elimiin
singular plural
nominative elin elimet
accusative nom. elin elimet
gen. elimen
genitive elimen elimien
elinten
partitive elintä elimiä
inessive elimessä elimissä
elative elimestä elimistä
illative elimeen elimiin
adessive elimellä elimillä
ablative elimeltä elimiltä
allative elimelle elimille
essive elimenä eliminä
translative elimeksi elimiksi
instructive elimin
abessive elimettä elimittä
comitative elimineen
Possessive forms of elin (type kytkin)
possessor singular plural
1st person elimeni elimemme
2nd person elimesi elimenne
3rd person elimensä
Derived terms[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

elin

  1. First-person singular indicative past form of elää.

Anagrams[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

elin m or n (feminine singular elină, masculine plural elini, feminine and neuter plural eline)

  1. Alternative form of elen

Declension[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Welsh elinou, from Proto-Celtic *olīnā (elbow; angle), from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l- (to bend).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elin f (plural elinoedd or elinau)

  1. (anatomy) elbow
    Synonym: penelin
  2. (anatomy) forearm
    Synonym: rhagfraich
  3. angle, bend

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
elin unchanged unchanged helin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “elin”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies