See also: INN, Inn, -inn, and inn-

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English in, inn, from Old English inn (a dwelling, house, chamber, lodging); akin to Icelandic inni (a dwelling place, home, abode), Faroese inni (home).

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Noun

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inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:lodging place
  2. A tavern.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pub
  3. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
    the Inns of Court    the Inns of Chancery    Serjeants’ Inns
  4. (British, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
    Leicester Inn
  5. (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling, residence, abode.

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Verb

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inn (third-person singular simple present inns, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge or house oneself.
    • 1714 March 16 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, “The Free-holder: No. 22. Friday, March 5. [1714.]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; [], volume IV, London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], published 1721, →OCLC:
      But where do you intend to inn to-night?
    • circa 1570, Foxe, A. & M. (1596), 1554/2:
      We inned at the signe of the Swan.
    • 1606, Sir G. Goosecappe I, iii, in Bullen O. Pl. III:
      I never innd in the Towne but once.
    • 1726, Brice's Weekly Journal, 18 February, 3:
      John Welch, Cornish Carrier, who formerly Inn'd at the Mermaid in Exon, is now removed to the Bear-Inn.
    • 1885, M. J. Colquhoun, Primes in Indis, I, xiv, 217:
      I inned at the best house, the Star and Garter.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To lodge or house (someone or something).
    • 2018 [1607], Thomas Middleton, Michaelmas term and a trick to catch the old one, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, →ISBN, page 27:
      I have but Inn'd my horse since, master Cockstone.
    • 1710, New Map Trav. High Church Apostle, 7, quoted in 1901, James Augustus Henry Murray, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: part 1. H (1901), page 309:
      These Inn'd themselves all Night in Knights-bridge Fields.

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Anagrams

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Cimbrian

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Alternative forms

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  • in (preposition)

Etymology

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From Middle High German in, from Old High German in, from Proto-Germanic *in. Cognate with German in, English in. The sense “east” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago dentro a Axiago (I go east to Asiago, literally I go inward to Asiago).

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inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, + dative) in

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Adverb

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inn

  1. (Sette Comuni, Luserna) inside
    Synonym: indar
  2. (Sette Comuni) east
    Ich ghéa inn ka Sléeghe.
    I'm going east to Asiago.
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References

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  • “inn” in Martalar, Umberto Martello, Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

German

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Preposition

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inn

  1. Obsolete spelling of in.

Gothic

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Romanization

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inn

  1. Romanization of 𐌹𐌽𐌽

Icelandic

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Adverb

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inn

  1. in, inside
    Hvenær komumst við inn?
    When can we get inside?

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Mauritian Creole

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Etymology

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Contraction of finn, from French finir (finish).

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inn (medial form inn)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate present perfect tense or past tense.
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Middle English

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inn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse inn (in, into), from Proto-Germanic *inn (in, into), from *in (in, into), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

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inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
    La oss gå inn.Let's go inside.
  2. in, into
    Hun gikk inn i huset.She went into the house.

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old Norse inn.

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inn

  1. inside, in (indicating movement into)
    Lat oss gå inn.Let's go inside.
  2. in, into
    Ho gjekk inn i huset.She went into the house.

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Old English

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *inn.

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inn

  1. in (with allative direction)
  2. inside (with allative direction)
    Hit ongann riġnan, þȳ iċ ēode inn.
    It started raining, so I went inside.
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Etymology 2

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Probably from inne (in, inside).

Noun

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inn n

  1. inn
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Old Norse

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *inn (in, into).

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inn (comparative innarr, superlative innstr)

  1. in, into
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Descendants
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  • Norwegian Bokmål: inn

References

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  • inn”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2

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From Proto-Germanic *jainaz (that over there, yon). Cognate with Old English ġeon, Old Frisian jen, jena, Old High German jēner, Gothic 𐌾𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (jains).

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Article

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inn (feminine in, neuter it)

  1. the (definite article)
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The article is often used enclitically, at the end of the noun. This later developed into the definite forms of the noun.

Declension
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References

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  • inn”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Piedmontese

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inn m

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Skolt Sami

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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inn

  1. night

Inflection

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Even â-stem, nˈn-nn gradation
Nominative inn
Genitive iinn
Singular Plural
Nominative inn iinn
Accusative iinn iinnid
Genitive iinn iinni
Illative iʹnne iinnid
Locative iinnâst iinnin
Comitative iinnin iinnivuiʹm
Abessive iinntää iinnitää
Essive innân
Partitive innâd
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person

Further reading

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  • Koponen, Eino, Ruppel, Klaas, Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008), Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Tedim Chin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Kuki-Chin *ʔim, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *kim (house, womb).

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inn

  1. house

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  • Zomi Ordbog based on the work of D.L. Haokip