lakin

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See also: Lakin and läkin

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Old Norse leika.

Noun[edit]

lakin (plural lakins)

  1. (rare) A toy.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483, part II [Odyssey], page 193:
      And the gay lakin, mistress Fitton, mount and cry O, and his dainty birdsnies, lady Penelope Rich, a clean quality woman is suited for a player, and the punks of the bankside, a penny a time.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lakin (plural lakins)

  1. Obsolete form of ladykin.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, A Midsommer Nights Dreame. [] (First Quarto), London: [] [Richard Bradock] for Thomas Fisher, [], published 1600, OCLC 1041029189, [Act III, scene i]:
      Bot[tom]. There are things in this Comedy of Piramus and Thisby, that will neuer pleaſe. Firſt, Piramus muſt draw a ſword to kill himſelfe; which the Ladys cannot abide. How anſwer you that? / Snout. Berlaken, a parlous feare.
      Bottom. There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe that will never please. First, Pyramus must draw a sword to kill himself, which the ladies cannot abide. How do you answer that? / Snout. By 'r lakin [i.e., by our Lady], a dire problem.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic лакин
Perso-Arabic لاکین

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic لٰكِنْ(lākin, but, however).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlaːkin]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧kin

Conjunction[edit]

lakin

  1. but, however
    Synonyms: amma, ancaq, fəqət

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lakin

  1. Genitive singular form of lakki.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic لٰكِنْ(lākin, but).

Conjunction[edit]

lakin

  1. but, however