liin

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Middle Low German lîne, from Old Saxon *līna, from Proto-Germanic *līnǭ (line, rope, flaxen cord, thread), from *līną (flax).

Hypothetised to be derived from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax), although it's impossible to reconstruct a common PIE protoform due to discrepancies with other European branches and absence of cognates outside of Europe.

If originally a non-IE loanword, locating the source is impossible because cultivation of linen was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

liin (genitive liini, partitive liini)

  1. line (e.g. a bus line)

Declension[edit]


Kalo Finnish Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

liin m (genitive liinesko, nominative plural liine, genitive plural liinengo)

  1. book
  2. letter
  3. paper

Derived terms[edit]


Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

liin ?

  1. lemon

Võro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *litna.

Noun[edit]

liin (genitive liina, partitive liina)

  1. town

Inflection[edit]

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