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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

 
A coin.

From Middle English coyn, from Old French coigne (wedge, cornerstone, die for stamping), from Latin cuneus (wedge). Doublet of cuneus. See also quoin (cornerstone)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 (also called a chip).
  3. (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, slang, US, African American Vernacular) money in general, not limited to coins
    She spent some serious coin on that car!
  5. One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.
  7. A small circular slice of food.

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VerbEdit

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; to mint; to manufacture.
    to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal
  2. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • Dryden
      Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  3. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
    • John Locke
      Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

coin m (plural coins)

  1. wedge, cornerpiece
  2. corner
    L'église fait le coin.
    The church is just on the corner.
  3. area, part, place, spot
    « Je suis le seul robot dans ce coin. »
    "I am the only robot around here."
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

InterjectionEdit

coin

  1. quack

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coin

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

MutationEdit

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

coin

  1. Alternative form of coyn (coin, quoin)

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coin

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

MutationEdit

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 GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

coin m pl

  1. plural of (dog)