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AsturianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ín

  1. A suffix to form the diminutives of nouns.

GalicianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-ín

  1. Suffix indicating the first-person singular indicative preterite of -er and -ir verbs.
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ín (feminine -iña)

  1. Alternative form of -iño, a diminutive suffix, in northeastern Galician.

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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SuffixEdit

-ín m

  1. Suffix used to form diminutive nouns, sometimes with semantic shift from the original noun.
    capall (horse) + ‎-ín → ‎capaillín (pony)
    lacha (duck) + ‎-ín → ‎lachín (duckling)
    pota (pot) + ‎-ín → ‎poitín (poteen)
    teach (house) + ‎-ín → ‎teachín (cottage)

Etymology 2Edit

From English -ine, from Old French -ine, from Latin -īnus, from Ancient Greek -ινος (-inos).

SuffixEdit

-ín m

  1. (chemistry) -ine
    aimín (amine)
    anailín (aniline)
    iaidín (iodine)

Usage notesEdit

All nouns ending in a broad consonant change to a slender consonant before taking -ín, except words with stems ending in -ach

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SpanishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ín

  1. (Northern Spain, especially Asturias) A suffix to form the diminutives of nouns, often one already with a diminutive suffix
    chico (boy) + -itochiquito (little boy) + ‎-ín → ‎chiquitín (very young boy)

Usage notesEdit

This prefix is most commonly used in Spain, particularly in Asturias. It can be used for nouns (cafetín) or adjectives (pequeñín).

Derived termsEdit