See also: COIN, Coin, and cóin

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

 
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 cuneus. See also quoin (cornerstone)

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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.
    Synonym: chip
  3. (figuratively) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  4. (uncountable, slang, 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!
  5. (card games) One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  6. A corner or external angle.
    Synonyms: wedge, quoin
  7. A small circular slice of food.
  8. (informal) A cryptocurrency.
    What's the best coin to buy right now?

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: コイン (koin)

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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.
    Synonyms: mint, manufacture
    to coin silver dollars
    to coin a medal
  2. (by extension) To make or fabricate.
    Synonyms: invent, originate
    Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined, / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  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 933799310, 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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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
    • 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.
    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."
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Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

InterjectionEdit

coin

  1. quack

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IrishEdit

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coin

  1. inflection of :
    1. (archaic) dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/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/dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/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 *kunes (compare Welsh cŵn, Cornish keun).

NounEdit

coin m pl

  1. plural of (dog)