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See also: Lain, láin, and làin

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophones: lane

Etymology 1Edit

Inflected forms.

VerbEdit

lain

  1. past participle of lie (to be oriented in a horizontal position, situated)
    He had lain there for many hours.
    The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.
Usage notesEdit
  • The past participle of lie (tell a lie, not tell a truth) is lied.
  • The past participle of lay (put down) is laid.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English lainen, leynen, from Old Norse leyna (to conceal) and Old English lēġnian, līeġnan (to deny; conceal); both from Proto-Germanic *laugnijaną, from Proto-Germanic *laugnō (secrecy).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

lain (third-person singular simple present lains, present participle laining, simple past and past participle lained)

  1. (obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about. [14th-19thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter j, in Le Morte Darthur, book XX:
      Also broder sir Agrauayne and sir mordred in lyke wyse sir Launcelot rescowed yow bothe and thre score and two from sir Turquyn / Me thynketh broder suche kynde dedes and kyndenes shold be remembryd / doo as ye lyst sayd syr Agrauayne for I wylle layne it no lenger

AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

lain

  1. part

CebuanoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lain

  1. distinct, different
  2. other

DeterminerEdit

lain

  1. another, other

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

lain

  1. Instructive plural form of laki.
  2. Genitive singular form of laki.

AnagramsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Cebuano lain.

AdjectiveEdit

lain

  1. other, another, else
    Saya rasa saya harus mencari pekerjaan lain.
    I think I must look for another job.
    Pasti ada cara lain untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini.
    There must be another way to resolve this problem.
  2. different, distinct
    Tingkah lakunya lain dari yang lain.
    His behavior is different from the others.
    Synonym: beda
  3. next, second

Derived termsEdit


LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *laineh.

NounEdit

lain

  1. wave

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Sutsilvan) len
  • (Sursilvan, Surmiran) lenn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lignum.

NounEdit

lain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) wood

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English line.

NounEdit

lain

  1. line; row; queue
  2. group; family; clan; tribe; cohort
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:15:
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