tain

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See also: 'tain, táin, and täin

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tein, teyne; compare Icelandic teinn (a twig).

Noun[edit]

tain (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Thin tin plate
  2. (obsolete) Tin foil for mirrors.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tain in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Superlative of taka-.

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Adjective[edit]

tain

  1. the furthest back, the most posterior

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tain (Kotus type 36/sisin, mp-mm gradation)
nominative tain taimmat
genitive taimman taimpien
tainten
partitive tainta taimpia
illative taimpaan taimpiin
singular plural
nominative tain taimmat
accusative nom. tain taimmat
gen. taimman
genitive taimman taimpien
tainten
taimpainrare
partitive tainta taimpia
inessive taimmassa taimmissa
elative taimmasta taimmista
illative taimpaan taimpiin
adessive taimmalla taimmilla
ablative taimmalta taimmilta
allative taimmalle taimmille
essive taimpana taimpina
translative taimmaksi taimmiksi
instructive taimmin
abessive taimmatta taimmitta
comitative taimpine
Possessive forms of tain (type sisin)
possessor singular plural
1st person taimpani taimpamme
2nd person taimpasi taimpanne
3rd person taimpansa
Only used with substantive adjectives, -inen adjectives used for comparisons of equality or agent participles.

Less common:

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of étain (tin).

Noun[edit]

tain m (plural tains)

  1. silvering
  2. aluminium foil

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian tiān or Low German teihn. Compare West Frisian tsien.

Numeral[edit]

tain

  1. (Heligoland) ten