linter

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

linter (countable and uncountable, plural linters)

  1. The short fibres that cling to cottonseeds after the first ginning.
  2. (countable) A machine for removing these fibres.
    Synonym: delinter
  3. A person or device that collects lint for use in making hats etc.
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Etymology 2[edit]

lint +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

linter (plural linters)

  1. (computing) A program or algorithm that performs linting.
    • 2021, Felix Zumstein, Python for Excel (page 73)
      A linter checks your source code for syntax and style errors.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older form lunter, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *plew- (to wash); more at pluit (it rains). Cf. also Ancient Greek πλυντήρ (pluntḗr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

linter f or m (genitive lintris); third declension

  1. tank, tub, trough, vat, washtub
  2. small, lightweight boat, skiff, canoe, wherry
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 2.864:
      nāviget hinc alia iam mihi linter aquā.
      From here, let now my boat sail other waters.
      That is to say:
      Let me now turn to something different.
      (Ovid concludes Book 2 of the Fasti and looks ahead to the next one.)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative linter lintrēs
Genitive lintris lintrium
Dative lintrī lintribus
Accusative lintrem lintrēs
lintrīs
Ablative lintre lintribus
Vocative linter lintrēs
  • The genitive plural is sometimes found as lintrum.

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: ljundrë
  • Aromanian: luntri, lãndurã
  • Dalmatian: lundro
  • Romanian: luntre

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