See also: lin, Lin, lìn, Lín, lîn, līn, lǐn, and -lin

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Czech líň, from Proto-Slavic *linь. Further etymology uncertain, see линь (linʹ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lín m anim

  1. tench (Tinca tinca)

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lín, from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax).

NounEdit

lín n (genitive singular líns, uncountable)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. linen, cloth, thread

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lín (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative lín línið
accusative lín línið
dative líni líninum
genitive líns línsins

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lín, from Proto-Germanic *līną.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lín n (genitive singular líns, no plural)

  1. flax
  2. linen

DeclensionEdit

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IrishEdit

NounEdit

lín

  1. vocative/genitive singular of líon

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

lín (Zhuyin ㄌㄧㄣˊ)

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Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of lín – see (“you (plural)”).
(This character, lín, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /l͈ʲiːn/
  • (vocative/genitive singular) IPA(key): /l͈ʲiːnʲ/

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *līnom (flood, flow), from Proto-Indo-European *leyH- (flow).[1] (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

NounEdit

lín n

  1. full number, complement (in numbers)
  2. (followed by the genitive of another noun or verbal noun) number sufficient to perform a particular deed, full complement
  3. great number, multitude
  4. as many as
  5. (law) party
InflectionEdit
Neuter u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative línN línL línL, lína
Vocative línN línL lín
Accusative línN línL lín
Genitive línoH, línaH línoN, línaN línaeN
Dative línL línaib línaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Celtic *līnom.

NounEdit

lín n

  1. linen, cloth, thread
  2. flax
  3. (fishing) net
  4. (hunting) net, snare
InflectionEdit
Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative línN línN línL, lína
Vocative línN línN línL, lína
Accusative línN línN línL, lína
Genitive línL lín línN
Dative línL línaib línaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lín
also llín after a proclitic
lín
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*līno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 240-41