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]

  • enPR: ĭn, IPA(key): /ɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • Homophone: in

Noun[edit]

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inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
    • Washington Irving
      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?)
    • Spenser
      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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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]


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]

Etymology[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

Related terms[edit]

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)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Skolt Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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

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