engin

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See also: Engin, engin., and engîn

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

engin (plural engins)

  1. Obsolete form of engine.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French engin, from Latin ingenium.

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Noun[edit]

engin m (plural engins)

  1. any device, contraption or machinery, particularly a complex, dangerous or powerful one
  2. a piece of military equipment
  3. a piece of heavy machinery
  4. (informal) any object whose name or function is unknown; a thingy; a gizmo
  5. (informal) penis
  6. (chiefly law) a piece of hunting equipment
    • 1997, Le Courrier de la nature, number 161-174, page 149:
      A noter que la caouanne, Caretta caretta, semble effectivement ne plus pondre en Corse, l'espèce n'a pas complètement disparu des côtes de France où, chaque année, quelques individus sont capturés involuntairement par des engins de pêche.
      It should be noted that the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, no longer seems to lay eggs in Corsica, but the species has not completely disappeared from French coastlines where, each year, several individuals are caught unintentionally in fishing apparatus.
  7. (sports) an apparatus used in artistic gymnastics
  8. (dated) any tool or apparatus

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

engin

  1. (indefinite) inflection of enginn:
    1. feminine nominative singular
    2. neuter nominative plural
    3. neuter accusative plural

Noun[edit]

engin

  1. inflection of engi:
    1. definite nominative plural
    2. definite accusative plural

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ingenium.

Noun[edit]

engin m (oblique plural engins, nominative singular engins, nominative plural engin)

  1. intelligence
  2. ruse; trickery; deception
  3. invention; ingenuity; creativity
  4. machine; device; contraption

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: engine
  • Middle French: engin
  • Norman: engîn
  • Scots: ingine

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Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

engin

  1. vast

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