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See also: Kin, kín, kīn, -kin, kin-, k'in, and -kin-

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English kin, kyn, ken, kun, from Old English cynn (kind, sort, rank, quality, family, generation, offspring, pedigree, kin, race, people, gender, sex, propriety, etiquette), from Proto-Germanic *kunją (race, generation, descent), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce). Cognate with Scots kin (relatives, kinfolk), North Frisian kinn, kenn (gender, race, family, kinship), Dutch kunne (gender, sex), Middle Low German kunne (gender, sex, race, family, lineage), Danish køn (gender, sex), Swedish kön (gender, sex), Icelandic kyn (gender), and through Indo-European, with Latin genus (kind, sort, ancestry, birth), Ancient Greek γένος (génos, kind, race), Albanian dhen ((herd of) small cattle).

NounEdit

kin (uncountable)

  1. Race; family; breed; kind.
  2. (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
    • Francis Bacon
      You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons.
  3. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  4. Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  5. Kind; sort; manner; way.
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AdjectiveEdit

kin (not comparable)

  1. Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
    It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kin (plural kins)

  1. A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Riemann to this entry?)
    • 1840, Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
      If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

kin (plural kins)

  1. Alternative form of k'in

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

kin

  1. Pronunciation spelling of can.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kin.

NounEdit

kin (plural kinne)

  1. chin

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kin

  1. genitive plural of kino

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kinne, from Old Dutch kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénus.

NounEdit

kin f (plural kinnen, diminutive kinnetje n)

  1. chin

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: kin

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ki +‎ -n

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

kin

  1. superessive singular of ki

IdoEdit

Ido cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : kin
    Ordinal : kinesma
    Adverbial : kinfoye
    Multiplier : kinopla
    Fractional : kinima
Ido Wikipedia article on kin

EtymologyEdit

From French cinq, Spanish cinco, Italian cinque, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

NumeralEdit

kin

  1. five (5)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of きん

KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kin ?

  1. short

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

kin

  1. rafsi of skina.

NavajoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Dogrib kǫ̀.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kin

  1. market, store
    Kingóó déyá.I am going to the store.
  2. house, cabin, building
  3. town

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NgarrindjeriEdit

PronounEdit

kin

  1. him

West FrisianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle Low German kinne, kin, from Old Saxon kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz. Compare also Dutch kin. Compare Old Frisian zin, English chin.

NounEdit

kin

  1. chin

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

kin

  1. I can