inn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English in, inn, from Old English inn (a dwelling, house, chamber, lodging); akin to Icelandic inni (a dwelling place, home, abode), Faroese inni (home).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
    • (Can we date this quote by Washington Irving and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      the miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.
  2. A tavern.
  3. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
    the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns
  4. (Britain, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
    Leicester Inn
  5. (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Therefore with me ye may take up your inn / For this same night.

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Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

inn (third-person singular simple present inns, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To house; to lodge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)

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Cimbrian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • in (preposition) (Luserna)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German in, from Old High German in, from Proto-Germanic *in. Cognate with German in, English in. The sense “east” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago dentro a Axiago (I go east to Asiago, literally I go inward to Asiago).

Preposition[edit]

inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, + dative) in

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, Luserna) inside
  2. (Sette Comuni) east
    Ich ghéa inn ka Sléeghe.
    I'm going east to Asiago.

References[edit]

  • “inn” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

German[edit]

Preposition[edit]

inn

  1. Obsolete spelling of in

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

inn

  1. Romanization of 𐌹𐌽𐌽

Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

inn

  1. in, inside
    Hvenær komumst við inn?
    When can we get inside?

Derived terms[edit]


Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of finn, from French finir (finish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

inn (medial form inn)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate present perfect tense or past tense.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

inn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse inn

Adverb[edit]

inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
    La oss gå inn.Let's go inside.
  2. in, into
    Hun gikk inn i huset.She went into the house.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse inn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
    Lat oss gå inn.Let's go inside.
  2. in, into
    Ho gjekk inn i huset.She went into the house.

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *inn.

Adverb[edit]

inn

  1. in (with allative direction)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from inne (in, inside).

Noun[edit]

inn n

  1. inn
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *inn (in, into).

Adverb[edit]

inn (comparative innarr, superlative innstr)

  1. in, into

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References[edit]

  • inn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *jainaz (that over there, yon). Cognate with Old English ġeon, Old Frisian jen, jena, Old High German jēner, Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (jains).

Alternative forms[edit]

Article[edit]

inn (feminine in, neuter it)

  1. the (definite article)
Usage notes[edit]

The article is often used enclitically, at the end of the noun. This later developed into the definite forms of the noun.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • inn in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Skolt Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

inn

  1. night

Inflection[edit]

Even â-stem, nˈn-nn gradation
Nominative inn
Genitive iinn
Singular Plural
Nominative inn iinn
Accusative iinn iinnid
Genitive iinn iinni
Illative iʹnne iinnid
Locative iinnâst iinnin
Comitative iinnin iinnivuiʹm
Abessive iinntää iinnitää
Essive innân
Partitive innâd
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland