lain

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See also: Lain, láin, and làin

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophones: lane

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

lain

  1. past participle of lie (to be oriented in a horizontal position, situated)
    He had lain there for many hours.
    The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The past participle of lie (tell a lie, not tell a truth) is lied.
  • The past participle of lay (put down) is laid.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lainen, leynen, from Old Norse leyna (to conceal) and Old English līeġnan (to deny; conceal); both from Proto-Germanic *laugnijaną, from Proto-Germanic *laugnō (secrecy).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lain (third-person singular simple present lains, present participle laining, simple past and past participle lained)

  1. (obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about. [14th–19th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “j”, in Le Morte Darthur, book XX:
      Also broder sir Agrauayne and sir mordred in lyke wyse sir Launcelot rescowed yow bothe and thre score and two from sir Turquyn / Me thynketh broder suche kynde dedes and kyndenes shold be remembryd / doo as ye lyst sayd syr Agrauayne for I wylle layne it no lenger
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Anagrams[edit]

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lai̯n/ [lãĩ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ai̯n
  • Hyphenation: lain

Noun[edit]

lain inan

  1. part

Declension[edit]

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Western Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *laqin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaʔin/, [ˈl̪a.ʔin̪]
  • Hyphenation: la‧in

Adjective[edit]

láin (Basahan spelling ᜎᜁᜈ᜔)

  1. different
    Synonym: iba

Derived terms[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Western Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *laqin (cf. Bikol Central lain, Indonesian lain and Malay lain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: la‧in
  • IPA(key): /ˈlaʔin/, [ˈl̪a.ʔɪn̪]

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. distinct, different
  2. other

Determiner[edit]

lain

  1. another, other

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See lainkaan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑi̯n/, [ˈlɑ̝i̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑin
  • Syllabification(key): lain

Adverb[edit]

lain (not comparable)

  1. (dated or poetic) Synonym of lainkaan.

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. inflection of laki:
    1. genitive singular
    2. instructive plural

Anagrams[edit]

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay lain, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *laqin. Cognate with Cebuano lain and Bikol Central lain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. other, another, else
    Aku sebaiknya mencari pekerjaan lain.
    I should look for another job.
  2. different, distinct
    Synonym: beda
    Perilakunya lain daripada temannya.
    His behavior is different from his friends.
  3. (dated) except, unless
    Synonym: kecuali

Derived terms[edit]

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lainëh.

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. wave

Maguindanao[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. other

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lian (to change appearance). Cognate with Sundanese lian and Fijian lia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lain (Jawi spellingلاءين⁩)

  1. other
    Orang lain
    Other people
  2. different
    Lain dahulu lain sekarang...
    'Twas different then, 'tis different now...

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lain” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Blust, Robert; Trussel, Stephen (2010–), “*lian”, in The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Mansaka[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. other

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • len (Sutsilvan)
  • lenn (Sursilvan, Surmiran)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lignum. Compare Ladin lën, Friulian len.

Noun[edit]

lain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) wood

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: la‧in
  • IPA(key): /ˈlaʔin/, [ˈla.ʔɪn]

Noun[edit]

lain (Baybayin spelling ᜎᜁᜈ᜔)

  1. Alternative form of laing: stalk and leaves of gabi (usually eaten as a vegetable)

Tok Pisin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English line.

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. line; row; queue
  2. group; family; clan; tribe; cohort
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:15:
      Na bai mi mekim yu i stap birua bilong meri, na meri i stap birua bilong yu. Na bai mi mekim ol lain bilong yu i birua long lain bilong meri. Bai ol i krungutim het bilong yu, na bai yu kaikaim lek bilong ol.”
      →New International Version translation

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. Soft mutation of glain (bead).