zin

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See also: zîn and zin-

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of zinfandel.

Noun[edit]

zin (countable and uncountable, plural zins)

  1. (informal) Zinfandel wine

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zin
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch sin, from Old Dutch sin, from Proto-West Germanic *sinn.

Noun[edit]

zin m (plural zinnen, diminutive zinnetje n)

  1. meaning, significance
    Wat is de zin van het leven?
    What is the meaning of life?
    Synonym: betekenis
  2. point, sense
    Dat heeft geen zin.
    There's no point.
  3. (grammar) sentence
    Synonym: frase
  4. sense (means of perceiving reality)
    Synonym: zintuig
  5. sense, comprehension
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  6. desire, appetite; intention
    Ik heb zin om iets te doen.I feel like doing something.
    Synonyms: lust, trek, goesting
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: sin

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

zin

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zinnen
  2. imperative of zinnen

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

zin

  1. incorrect form of verb form zina

Matal[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [ʒín] [1]

Verb[edit]

zin

  1. (intransitive) to smell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rossing, Melvin Olaf (1978), “zin”, in Mafa-Mada: A Comparative Study of Chadic Languages in North Cameroun, Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, page 49

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French juin

Noun[edit]

zin

  1. June

Middle Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

zin

  1. Alternative spelling of sin

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sunne, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ (compare West Frisian sinne, Dutch zon), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

Noun[edit]

zin

  1. sun