tin

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English

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Chemical element
Sn
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Etymology

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From Middle English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-West Germanic *tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun

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tin (countable and uncountable, plural tins)

  1. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
  2. (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, British, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food, or hold a liquid or some other product.
    a tin of baked beans; a tobacco tin; a tin of shoe polish
    Several tins of paint were needed to paint the house.
    empty tins, cans, and plastic containers are recycled in the blue bins.
    • 1943 November and December, G. T. Porter, “The Lines Behind the Lines in Burma”, in Railway Magazine, page 325:
      When it arrived, the train was headed by a "K" class 4-6-0 wood-burning locomotive, and a water-tank wagon next to the tender was immediately besieged by women and girls, clad in their picturesque national costume, all with empty kerosene tins for water, a scene which was re-enacted at each stop down the line.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
    muffin tin
    roasting tin
    baking tin
  4. (countable, squash) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
  5. (slang, dated, uncountable) money, especially silver money.
    • 1844, Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby:
      The father is a cotton lord, and they all have loads of tin, you know
    • 1861, Philip William Perfitt, The Pathfinder, page 377:
      When all your tin is gone and spent, / And you've not a mag for bread or rent
  6. (slang, uncountable) computer hardware.

Synonyms

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  • (airtight container): can (especially US), tin can

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Translations

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Adjective

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tin (not comparable)

  1. Made of tin.
  2. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
    • 1939, George Orwell, Coming up for Air, London: Victor Gollancz:
      [I]n fact he was a big noise, literally, in the Baptist Chapel, known locally as the Tin Tab[ernacle] - whereas my family were 'church' and Uncle Ezekiel was an infidel at that.

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Verb

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tin (third-person singular simple present tins, present participle tinning, simple past and past participle tinned)

  1. (transitive) To place into a metal can (ie. a tin; be it tin, steel, aluminum) in order to preserve.
  2. (transitive) To cover with tin.
  3. (transitive) To coat with solder
    1. To coat with solder, in preparation for soldering, to ensure a good solder joint
    2. To coat with solder, in order to consolidate braided wire, so as to make contact with all strands and reduce fragility of the fraying wire

Coordinate terms

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Translations

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See also

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References

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  • (money): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams

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Afrikaans

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Chemical element
Sn
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Next: antimoon (Sb)

Noun

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tin (uncountable)

  1. tin

Atong (India)

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun

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tin (Bengali script তিন)

  1. corrugated iron

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Azerbaijani

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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tin (definite accusative tini, plural tinlər)

  1. corner (the space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point)
  2. intersection
    Synonym: (South Azerbaijani) çaharrah

Declension

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    Declension of tin
singular plural
nominative tin
tinlər
definite accusative tini
tinləri
dative tinə
tinlərə
locative tində
tinlərdə
ablative tindən
tinlərdən
definite genitive tinin
tinlərin
    Possessive forms of tin
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinim tinlərim
sənin (your) tinin tinlərin
onun (his/her/its) tini tinləri
bizim (our) tinimiz tinlərimiz
sizin (your) tininiz tinləriniz
onların (their) tini or tinləri tinləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimi tinlərimi
sənin (your) tinini tinlərini
onun (his/her/its) tinini tinlərini
bizim (our) tinimizi tinlərimizi
sizin (your) tininizi tinlərinizi
onların (their) tinini or tinlərini tinlərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimə tinlərimə
sənin (your) tininə tinlərinə
onun (his/her/its) tininə tinlərinə
bizim (our) tinimizə tinlərimizə
sizin (your) tininizə tinlərinizə
onların (their) tininə or tinlərinə tinlərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimdə tinlərimdə
sənin (your) tinində tinlərində
onun (his/her/its) tinində tinlərində
bizim (our) tinimizdə tinlərimizdə
sizin (your) tininizdə tinlərinizdə
onların (their) tinində or tinlərində tinlərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimdən tinlərimdən
sənin (your) tinindən tinlərindən
onun (his/her/its) tinindən tinlərindən
bizim (our) tinimizdən tinlərimizdən
sizin (your) tininizdən tinlərinizdən
onların (their) tinindən or tinlərindən tinlərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimin tinlərimin
sənin (your) tininin tinlərinin
onun (his/her/its) tininin tinlərinin
bizim (our) tinimizin tinlərimizin
sizin (your) tininizin tinlərinizin
onların (their) tininin or tinlərinin tinlərinin

Cypriot Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic تِين (tīn).

Noun

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tin m (collective)

  1. figs

References

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  • Borg, Alexander (2004) A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic–English) (Handbook of Oriental Studies; I.70), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 177

Danish

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Noun

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tin

  1. tin (Sn)

Dutch

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Chemical element
Sn
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Next: antimoon (Sb)

Etymology

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From Middle Dutch tin, ten, from Old Dutch *tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tin n (uncountable)

  1. tin (metal, metallic element)

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Descendants

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  • Afrikaans: tin
  • Negerhollands: den

Faroese

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Etymology

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From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun

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tin n (genitive singular tins, uncountable)

  1. tin (chemical element)

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Declension of tin (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative tin tinið
accusative tin tinið
dative tini tininum
genitive tins tinsins

Franco-Provençal

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *teum. Doublet of ton (possessive determiner).

Pronoun

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tin (feminine singular tina, masculine plural tins, feminine plural tines) (ORB large)

  1. yours (second-person singular possessor)

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References

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  • tin in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

French

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Middle French tin, tind.

Noun

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tin m (plural tins)

  1. a wooden support, often used on watercraft

Etymology 2

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Interjection

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tin

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) (surprise, giving someone something) alternative form of tiens

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Iban

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English tin.

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Noun

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tin

  1. tin
  2. can (an airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.)

Icelandic

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Chemical element
Sn
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Etymology

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From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun

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tin n (genitive singular tins, no plural)

  1. tin (chemical element)

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Indonesian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈtɪn]
  • Hyphenation: tin

Etymology 1

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From English tin, from Middle English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Noun

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tin (first-person possessive tinku, second-person possessive tinmu, third-person possessive tinnya)

  1. tin, an airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
    Synonyms: belek, kaleng
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Etymology 2

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From Arabic تِين (tīn, fig).

Noun

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tin (first-person possessive tinku, second-person possessive tinmu, third-person possessive tinnya)

  1. fig, a fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics.

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Latvian

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Verb

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tin

  1. inflection of tīt:
    1. second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. third-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular imperative
  2. (with the particle lai) third-person singular imperative of tīt
  3. (with the particle lai) third-person plural imperative of tīt

Maltese

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Etymology

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From Arabic تِين (tīn).

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Noun

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tin m (collective, singulative tina, plural tiniet)

  1. fig, figs: (several fruits; fig as a mass or taste)
  2. (humorous) buttocks
    Synonyms: natka (natika), tebqa tas-sorm
    Alternative form: tint

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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Determiner

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tin (subjective pronoun þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin (thy)

Pronoun

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tin (subjective þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin (thine)

Etymology 2

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Noun

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tin

  1. Alternative form of tyn
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Etymology

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From the root -TIN (to freeze), from Proto-Athabaskan *tən (ice, frost).

Cognates:

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tin

  1. ice, frost

Noone

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Numeral

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tin

  1. five

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North Frisian

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North Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : tin

Etymology

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From Old Frisian tiān. Compare West Frisian tsien, Sylt North Frisian tiin.

Numeral

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tin

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) ten

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

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tìn n (definite singular tìnet)

  1. (pre-1938) alternative form of tinn

Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun

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tin n

  1. tin

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Old Norse

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Noun

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tin n

  1. tin

Descendants

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References

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  • tin”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Papiamentu

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Etymology

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From Portuguese ter and Spanish tener and Kabuverdianu têm.

Verb

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tin

  1. to have
  2. to possess
  3. there are

Picard

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Pronoun

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tin m

  1. your

Rohingya

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Rohingya cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tin

Etymology

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From Sanskrit त्रि (tri, three).

Numeral

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tin (Hanifi spelling 𐴃𐴞𐴕)

  1. three

Sranan Tongo

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dutch tien.

Numeral

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tin

  1. ten

Sumerian

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Romanization

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tin

  1. Romanization of 𒁷 (tin)

Swedish

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Etymology

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Syncopic form of tiden.

Noun

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tin

  1. (colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of tiden, definite singular of tid
    Han skriker hela tin!He's yelling all the time!

Usage notes

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”Tiden” is only pronounced this way in the expression ”hela tiden”.

Anagrams

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Tày

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Tai *tiːnᴬ (foot).

Noun

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tin (𬦿)

  1. foot
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Etymology 2

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From Vietnamese tin.

Noun

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tin ()

  1. news

Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English tin.

Noun

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tin

  1. tin, can

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Turkish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Learned borrowing from Old Turkic 𐱅𐰃𐰤 (tïn, spirit, breath).

Noun

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tin (definite accusative tini, plural tinler)

  1. (spiritualism) soul, spirit(rare, re-introduced in 1934 during the TDK’s language reform)
    Synonyms: ruh, can
  2. (philosophy) The essence or entity which some metaphysicists claim that the universe was created by or originated from

Etymology 2

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Inherited from Ottoman Turkish [Term?], from Arabic تِين (tīn).

Noun

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tin (definite accusative [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. (archaic) fig
    Synonym: incir

Declension

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Inflection
Nominative tin
Definite accusative tini
Singular Plural
Nominative tin tinler
Definite accusative tini tinleri
Dative tine tinlere
Locative tinde tinlerde
Ablative tinden tinlerden
Genitive tinin tinlerin

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Further reading

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  • tin”, in Turkish dictionaries, Türk Dil Kurumu
  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) “tin”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

Vietnamese

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Etymology

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Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: tín).

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Verb

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tin (, 𪝮, 𠒷)

  1. to believe; to trust; to have faith
    niềm tintrust
    trị bệnh bằng niềm tinfaith healing

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Noun

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tin (, 𪝮, 𠒷)

  1. news
    Synonym: tin tức
    tin nóngbreaking news
    tin buồnsad news, especially about someone who's passed away
    tin dữbad news
    tin mừng/vuigood news
    đạo Tin LànhProtestantism (literally, “religion of good news; religion of the gospel; evangelical religion”)

Welsh

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *tuknā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewk-, see also English thigh, Scottish Gaelic tòin.

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Noun

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tin f (plural tinau)

  1. (vulgar, offensive) arse
    Synonym: pen-ôl

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Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tin din nhin thin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “tin”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yoruba

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Verb

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tin

  1. to be thin; to be skinny
    Synonyms: tín-ín-rín, pẹ́lẹ́ńgẹ́, tẹ́ẹ́rẹ́
    Bọ̀bọ́ yẹn tin lẹ́sẹ̀.That guy's legs are thin.
    Apá mi tin díẹ̀.My arms are a bit skinny.