See also: Engin, engin., and engîn

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

engin (plural engins)

  1. Obsolete form of engine.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French engin, from Latin ingenium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.ʒɛ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

engin m (plural engins)

  1. any device, contraption or machinery, particularly a complex, dangerous or powerful one
  2. a piece of military equipment
  3. a piece of heavy machinery
  4. (informal) any object whose name or function is unknown; a thingy; a gizmo
  5. (informal) penis
  6. (chiefly law) a piece of hunting equipment
    • 1997, Le Courrier de la nature, number 161-174, page 149:
      A noter que la caouanne, Caretta caretta, semble effectivement ne plus pondre en Corse, l'espèce n'a pas complètement disparu des côtes de France où, chaque année, quelques individus sont capturés involuntairement par des engins de pêche.
      It should be noted that the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, no longer seems to lay eggs in Corsica, but the species has not completely disappeared from French coastlines where, each year, several individuals are caught unintentionally in fishing apparatus.
  7. (sports) an apparatus used in artistic gymnastics
  8. (dated) any tool or apparatus

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IcelandicEdit

PronounEdit

engin

  1. (indefinite) inflection of enginn:
    1. feminine nominative singular
    2. neuter nominative plural
    3. neuter accusative plural

NounEdit

engin

  1. inflection of engi:
    1. definite nominative plural
    2. definite accusative plural

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ingenium.

NounEdit

engin m (oblique plural engins, nominative singular engins, nominative plural engin)

  1. intelligence
  2. ruse; trickery; deception
  3. invention; ingenuity; creativity
  4. machine; device; contraption

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: engine
  • Middle French: engin
  • Norman: engîn
  • Scots: ingine

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish انگین(engin), from the verb اینمك(enmek, to fall down), whence also Turkish inmek.

AdjectiveEdit

engin

  1. vast

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • engin in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu