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 lēġnian, 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-19thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter 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

Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. part

Cebuano[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. distinct, different
  2. other

Determiner[edit]

lain

  1. another, other

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. Instructive plural form of laki.
  2. Genitive singular form of laki.

Anagrams[edit]


Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Cebuano lain.

Adjective[edit]

lain

  1. other, another, else
    Saya rasa saya harus mencari pekerjaan lain.
    I think I must look for another job.
    Pasti ada cara lain untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini.
    There must be another way to resolve this problem.
  2. different, distinct
    Tingkah lakunya lain dari yang lain.
    His behavior is different from the others.
    Synonym: beda
  3. next, second

Derived terms[edit]


Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *laineh.

Noun[edit]

lain

  1. wave

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lignum. Compare Ladin lën, Friulian len.

Noun[edit]

lain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) wood

Tok Pisin[edit]

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, 3:15:
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