lín

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See also: lin, Lin, lìn, Lín, lîn, līn, lǐn, and -lin

Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Czech líň, from Proto-Slavic *linь. Further etymology uncertain, see линь (linʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lín m anim

  1. tench (Tinca tinca)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lín in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lín in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lín, from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax).

Noun[edit]

lín n (genitive singular líns, uncountable)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. linen, cloth, thread

Declension[edit]

Declension of lín (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative lín línið
accusative lín línið
dative líni líninum
genitive líns línsins

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lín, from Proto-Germanic *līną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lín n (genitive singular líns, no plural)

  1. flax
  2. linen

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lín

  1. vocative/genitive singular of líon

Mandarin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • lin (nonstandard)

Romanization[edit]

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Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of lín – see (“you (plural)”).
(This character, lín, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [l͈ʲiːn]
  • (vocative/genitive singular) IPA(key): [l͈ʲiːnʲ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *līnom (flood, flow), from Proto-Indo-European *leyH- (flow).[1]

Noun[edit]

lín n

  1. full number, complement (in numbers)
  2. (followed by the genitive of another noun or verbal noun) number sufficient to perform a particular deed, full complement
  3. great number, multitude
  4. as many as
  5. (law) party
Inflection[edit]
Neuter u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative línN línL línL, lína
Vocative línN línL lín
Accusative línN línL lín
Genitive línoH, línaH línoN, línaN línN
Dative línL línaib línaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lín

  1. second-person singular imperative of línaid

·lín

  1. inflection of línaid:
    1. third-person singular preterite conjunctive
    2. first-person singular present subjunctive conjunctive

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *līnom.

Noun[edit]

lín n

  1. linen, cloth, thread
  2. flax
  3. (fishing) net
  4. (hunting) net, snare
Inflection[edit]
Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative línN línN línL, lína
Vocative línN línN línL, lína
Accusative línN línN línL, lína
Genitive línL lín línN
Dative línL línaib línaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lín
also llín after a proclitic
lín
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*līno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 240-41