Last modified on 18 September 2014, at 14:28
See also: quin-

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

quin (plural quins)

  1. (informal) A quintuplet.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

quin (plural quins)

  1. A European scallop, Pecten opercularis, used as food.
    • 1973, N. L. Tranter, Population since the industrial revolution (page 104)
      Similarly the stocks of the free-living scallops and quins, which are caught by trawling, are threatened by over-fishing to supply the market for canned or frozen luxury sea-foods.

CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quin m (feminine quina, masculine plural quins, feminine plural quines)

  1. (interrogative) which, what
  2. what a

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IdoEdit

PronounEdit

quin

  1. (interrogative) whom (plural) (object)

Usage notesEdit

To ask for a subject, use qui instead.


LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

quīn (not comparable)

  1. (usually with present indicative) Why not?
  2. even
    Quin et bellorum omnium eventus ante praesensit.
    And he even predicted beforehand the outcomes of all his wars.