fin

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See also: Fin, FIN, fín, Fín, Fin., fiń., and f***in'

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fin, from Old English finn, from Proto-Germanic *finnō, *finǭ(dorsal fin) (compare Dutch vin, German Finne, Swedish finne, fena), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pīn-(backbone, dorsal fin) (compare Old Irish ind(end, point), Latin pinna(feather, wing), Tocharian A spin(hook), Sanskrit स्फ्य(sphyá, splinter, staff).

Noun[edit]

fin ‎(plural fins)

  1. (ichthyology) One of the appendages of a fish, used to propel itself and to manoeuvre/maneuver.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.
    The fish's fins minimize water flow.
  2. A similar appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal.
    a dolphin's fin
  3. A thin, rigid component of an aircraft, extending from the fuselage and used to stabilise and steer the aircraft.
    The fin stabilises the plane in flight.
  4. A similar structure on the tail of a bomb, used to help keep it on course.
  5. A hairstyle, resembling the fin of a fish, in which the hair is combed and set into a vertical ridge along the top of the head from about the crown to the forehead.
  6. A device worn by divers and swimmers on their feet.
    The divers wore fins to swim faster.
  7. An extending part on a surface of a radiator, engine, heatsink, etc., used to facilitate cooling.
  8. A sharp raised edge (generally in concrete) capable of damaging a roof membrane or vapor retarder.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (appendange of a fish):
  • (appendage of a cetacean or other marine animal): flipper (of mammals)
  • (aircraft component):
  • (of a bomb): vane
  • (hairstyle): Mohican
  • (device worn by divers): flipper
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Verb[edit]

fin ‎(third-person singular simple present fins, present participle finning, simple past and past participle finned)

  1. (transitive) To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  2. (intransitive) To swim in the manner of a fish.
    A neutrally buoyant diver does not need to fin to maintain depth.
  3. (transitive) To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Yiddish פֿינף(finf, five).

Noun[edit]

fin ‎(plural fins)

  1. (US, slang) A five-dollar bill.
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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fin m, f ‎(plural fins)

  1. end (extreme part)
  2. end (final part, in time)

Bambara[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fin

  1. black

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Old Norse finnr(Finn, Sami).

Adjective[edit]

fin

  1. Finnish

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faenum. Compare Italian fieno, Romanian fân, Friulian fen, Romansch fain, French foin, Portuguese feno, Spanish heno. Alternative form also possibly through a Venetian intermediate as a loan word.

Noun[edit]

fin m

  1. hay

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse fínn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fin

  1. fine
  2. choice, classy
  3. delicate
  4. fashionable
  5. grand, posh, genteel

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of fin
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular fin finere finest2
Neuter singular fint finere finest2
Plural fine finere finest2
Definite attributive1 fine finere fineste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fin, from Old French fin, from Latin finitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fin f ‎(plural fins)

  1. end, close, finish
  2. end, objective, purpose

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Adjective[edit]

fin m ‎(feminine singular fine, masculine plural fins, feminine plural fines)

  1. thin, fine
  2. (Quebec) kind, nice

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fin m ‎(plural fins)

  1. end

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fin m, f ‎(plural fines)

  1. end

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fin

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐌹𐌽

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fin m ‎(plural fins)

  1. aim, end, goal

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fin f ‎(Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling פין)

  1. end

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fin

  1. rafsi of finti.

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fin, from Latin finitus.

Noun[edit]

fin f (plural fins)

  1. end; finish
  2. (figuratively) death

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fin, from Latin finitus.

Adjective[edit]

fin m

  1. (Guernsey) fine

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin finis, and late Old Norse finn

Adjective[edit]

fin ‎(neuter singular fint, definite singular and plural fine, comparative finere, indefinite superlative finest, definite superlative fineste)

  1. fine

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fin ‎(masculine and feminine fin, neuter fint, definite singular and plural fine, comparative finare, indefinite superlative finast, definite superlative finaste)

  1. fine

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin finitus.

Adjective[edit]

fin m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular fine)

  1. fine, delicate

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Old Provençal[edit]

Noun[edit]

fin f ‎(oblique plural fins, nominative singular fin, nominative plural fins)

  1. end (final part)

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French fin.

Adjective[edit]

fin m, n ‎(feminine singular fină, masculine plural fini, feminine and neuter plural fine)

  1. fine, delicate
  2. subtle
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin root *fīliānus, from Latin fīlius. Compare also Albanian fijan, Italian figliano.

Noun[edit]

fin m ‎(plural fini, feminine equivalent fină)

  1. godson
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Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) until, till
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) by
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Conjunction[edit]

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) until
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Adverb[edit]

fin

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) as far as
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Adjective[edit]

fin m (feminine singular fina, masculine plural fins, feminine plural finas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) fine
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) fegn

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Adjective[edit]

fin f (plural fins)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) end
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) fegn

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German fein and Italian fino, from Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fȋn ‎(definite fȋnī, comparative finiji, Cyrillic spelling фи̑н)

  1. fine
  2. thin
  3. delicate
  4. sensitive
  5. refined
  6. first-class, high-class

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • fin” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnis.

Noun[edit]

fin m ‎(plural fines)

  1. (sometimes feminine) end
    el fin de semana — the weekend
  2. purpose

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Since at least the 16th century, from French fin.

Adjective[edit]

fin (comparative finare, superlative finast)

  1. fine, elegant
  2. good, excellent
  3. thin
  4. subtle

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fin
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fin finare finast
Neuter singular fint finare finast
Plural fina finare finast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fine finare finaste
All fina finare finaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

fin ‎(plural fins)

  1. end

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