See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

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Etymology edit

 
An Ancient Greek coin, circa 315–308 BC, made of silver
 
An English coin, 1703, made of gold

From Middle English coyn, from Old French coigne (wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping), from Latin cuneus (wedge). Doublet of coign and cuneus. See also quoin (cornerstone). Displaced Middle English mynt, from Old English mynet (whence modern English mint), which was derived from Latin monēta.

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coin (countable and uncountable, plural coins)

  1. (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  2. A token used in a special establishment like a casino.
    Synonym: chip
  3. (figurative) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, figurative) Something in broad circulation or use.
  5. (uncountable, slang, UK, US, African-American Vernacular) Money in general, not limited to coins.
    Synonyms: money; see also Thesaurus:money
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
  6. (card games) One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  7. A corner or external angle.
    Synonyms: wedge, quoin
  8. A small circular slice of food.
  9. (informal, cryptocurrencies) A cryptocurrency; a cryptocoin.
    What's the best coin to buy right now?

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  • Japanese: コイン (koin)

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coin (third-person singular simple present coins, present participle coining, simple past and past participle coined)

  1. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal.
    Synonyms: mint, manufacture
    to coin silver dollars
    to coin a medal
    • 1898 September, Alexander E. Outerbridge Jr., “Curiosities of American Coinage”, in Popular Science Monthly[1], volume 53, D. Appleton & Company, page 601:
      Many persons believe that the so-called "dollar of the daddies," weighing 412½ grains (nine tenths fine), having a ratio to gold of "16 to 1" in value when first coined, was the original dollar of the Constitution.
  2. (by extension) To make or fabricate (especially a word or phrase).
    Synonyms: invent, originate
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • 1691, [John Locke], Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money. [], London: [] Awnsham and John Churchill, [], published 1692, →OCLC, page 36:
      [...] Tenants cannot coin their Rent juſt at Quarter-day, but muſt gather it up by degrees, and lodge it with them till Pay-day, or borrow it of thoſe who have it lying by them, [...]

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  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § 4, page 93.

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Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old French coin, from Latin cuneus (wedge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱū (sting).

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coin m (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner
    L’église fait le coin.
    The church is just on the corner.
    • 2016, Joey Richardière, Une fille venue d'ailleurs, Chiado:
      Lorsque les copains se retrouvaient au café du coin, pour boire une bière, taquiner le flipper ou le baby-foot, il n’était accepté que parce qu’il régalait.
      When the mates met up in the café at the corner, to drink a beer, have a go at the pinball machine or the football table, he was only tolerated because he treated them.
  3. area, part, place, spot
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. »
    "I am the only robot around here."
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Etymology 2 edit

Imitative.

Interjection edit

coin

  1. quack

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coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. (archaic) dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/dative plural

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coin choin gcoin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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coin

  1. Alternative form of coyn (coin, quoin)

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coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. accusative/dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/accusative dual
    3. nominative plural

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
coin choin coin
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Celtic *kunes (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

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coin m pl

  1. nominative/dative plural of (dog)
    is fheàrr leam coinI prefer dogs
    ghabh e eagal ro na coinhe got a fright from the dogs

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Celtic *kunos (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

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coin m sg

  1. indefinite genitive singular of (dog)
    a' marbhadh coin mhairbhflogging a dead horse (literally, “killing a dead dog”)