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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
    • Washington Irving
      the miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.
  2. A tavern.
  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. (Britain, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
    Leicester Inn
  5. (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • Spenser
      Therefore with me ye may take up your inn / For this same night.

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TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To house; to lodge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)

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AnagramsEdit


CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German in, from Old High German in, from Proto-Germanic *in. Cognate with German in, Dutch in, English in, Icelandic í.
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).

PrepositionEdit

inn

  1. (Sette Comuni) in

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

inn (Sette Comuni)

  1. inside
  2. east
    Ich ghéa inn ka Sléeghe.
    I'm going east to Asiago.

ReferencesEdit

  • “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

GermanEdit

PrepositionEdit

inn

  1. Obsolete spelling of in

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

inn

  1. Romanization of 𐌹𐌽𐌽

IcelandicEdit

AdverbEdit

inn

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

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

inn

  1. Alternative form of in (inn)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse inn.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from inne (in, inside).

NounEdit

inn n

  1. inn

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Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdverbEdit

inn (comparative innarr, superlative innstr)

  1. in, into

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

ArticleEdit

inn (feminine in, neuter it)

  1. the (definite article)
Usage notesEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Skolt SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

inn

  1. night

InflectionEdit

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 readingEdit

  • 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