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 &c
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

lint +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

linter (plural linters)

  1. (computing) A program or algorithm that performs linting.

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. tub, trough
  2. small light boat, skiff, canoe

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

References[edit]

  • linter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • linter in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • linter in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • linter in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898