EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English linnen, from Old English linnan (to cease from, desist, lose, yield up), from Proto-Germanic *linnaną (to turn, move aside, avoid), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (to elude, avoid, shrink from). Cognate with Danish linne (to stop, rest), dialectal Swedish linna (to pause, rest), Icelandic linna (to stop, rest).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɪn/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Lynn
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

VerbEdit

lin (third-person singular simple present lins, present participle linning, simple past linned or lan, past participle linned or lun)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To desist, to stop to cease.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      Halfe furious vnto his foe he came, / Resolv'd in minde all suddenly to win, / Or soone to lose, before he once would lin [...].
    • 1684, Meriton, Praise Ale, 1.46 (quoted in the EDD):
      Till all war deaun I knaw thou wad not lin.
    • 1822, James Hogg, The Three Perils of Man, I. 238:
      He never linned till he had taen away every chicken that the wife had.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See English linn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin (plural lins)

  1. Alternative spelling of linn
    a roaring lin
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion song 9 p. 134[1]:
      And therefore, to recount her Rivers, from their Lins (marginal gloss) Meeres or Pooles, from whence Rivers spring
    • c. 1735-1801, John Millar, poem, published in 1979, William Christian Lehmann, John Millar of Glasgow, 1735-1801, page 414:
      Here the hammer's active din / Blends with sound of roaring lin.
    • 1776, David Herd, George Paton, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc, page 20, "Binnorie":
      Whan they came to the roaring lin, She drave unwitting Isabel in.
    • 1814, J. H. Craig [pseudonym; James Hogg], The Hunting of Badlewe: A Dramatic Tale, London: H[enry] Colburn; Edinburgh: G. Goldie, OCLC 612459984, page 1; quoted in “The Hunting of Badlewe, a Dramatic Tale. 8vo. Edin. 1814. [From the Scottish Review.]”, in The Analectic Magazine, Containing Selections from Foreign Reviews and Magazines, together with Original Miscellaneous Compositions, volume V (New Series), Philadelphia, Pa.: Published and sold by Moses Thomas, [], May 1815, OCLC 974441451, pages 353–354:
      What seek we here / Amid this waste where desolation scowls, / And the red torrent, brawling down the linn, / Sings everlasting discord?
    • 1827, Jane Porter, The Scottish Chiefs, page 51:
      A step farther might be on the firm earth; but more probably it would be illusive, and dash him into the roaring Lin, where he would be ingulfed at once in its furious whirlpool.
    • 1861, Alexander McLachlan, The Emigrant: And Other Poems, page 201:
      O ye were ne ' er the ane to fret,
      But kept my heart aboon,
      Wi ' smiles sweet as when first we met,
      By Locher ' s roaring lin.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English lin, from Old English līn (flax, linen, cloth). For more information, see the entry linen, lint.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin (plural lins)

  1. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, especially in compounds) Alternative form of line (flax, linen)
    a lin apron, lin-break, lin-brake, a lin cap, lin-clout, lin-garn/lin-yarn, lin-man, lin-weaver/lin-webster, lin-wheel
    • 1775, John Watson, The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, page 16:
      [] to Sowerby-bridge, about twenty-four measured miles, wheel carriages would go in one day; and on that account they concluded that the manufacture of that place, Warrington, &c. would be much readier and cheaper supplied with lin-yarn, flax, &c. from the east, []
      1641.—14 yards of femble cloth, 12s. ; 8 yards of linen, 6s. 8d. ; 20 yards of harden, 10s. ; 5 linen sheets, 1l. ; 7 linen pillow bears, 8s. ; 2 femble sheets and a line hard sheet, 10s. ; 3 linen towels, 4s. ; 6 lin curtains and a vallance, 12s. ; []
    • 1864, Preston, Poems, 8:
      A yerd a gooid lin check.
    • 1866, Gilpin, Songs, 233:
      Paddeys wi' their feyne lin' ware.
    • 1874 (ed. of 1879), Waugh, Chim. Corner, 27:
      Hoo wur stonnin' i' th' front of a weshin'-mug, wi' a lin brat afore her.

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

lin f (singulative linen)

  1. linen

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lin

  1. accusative of li; him

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin līnum, from Proto-Indo-European *līno-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin m (plural lins)

  1. linen
  2. flax (the plant)

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin līnum.

NounEdit

lin m

  1. linen
  2. flax

Related termsEdit


GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

lin

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ler

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch lijn, from Middle Dutch līne, from Old Dutch *līna, from Proto-Germanic *līnǭ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪn]
  • Hyphenation: lin

NounEdit

lin

  1. line
    Synonym: garis
  2. band
    Synonym: pita
  3. a route, a line (of transport, especially of public transport and airlines).
    Synonym: jalur

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

lin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of līn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of lín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lìn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lin (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of lyne

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin linum, via Old Norse lín.

NounEdit

lin n (definite singular linet)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. (fabric) linen

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin linum, via Old Norse lín.

NounEdit

lin n (definite singular linet)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. (fabric) linen

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

lin m (oblique plural lins, nominative singular lins, nominative plural lin)

  1. line (lineage; descent)

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
 
lin

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *linъ, further etymology uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Slavic *linjati, see Russian линь (linʹ).

NounEdit

lin m anim

  1. tench (Tinca tinca)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

lin f

  1. genitive plural of lina

Further readingEdit

  • lin in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lin in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *lenus, from Latin lenis.

AdjectiveEdit

lin m or n (feminine singular lină, masculine plural lini, feminine and neuter plural line)

  1. even, smooth
  2. calm, quiet
  3. mild, gentle, sweet
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Bulgarian лин (lin)

NounEdit

lin m (plural lini)

  1. tench (Tinca tinca)

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

 
Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv
 
lin

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lín, from Proto-Germanic *līną. Cognate with English linen.

NounEdit

lin n

  1. flax (plant)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lin 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative lin linet
Genitive lins linets

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin līnum. Compare Italian lino

NounEdit

lin m (plural lini)

  1. flax
  2. linen (fibre)

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Noun 1Edit

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
glin lin nglin unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Noun 2Edit

lin

  1. Soft mutation of llin.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llin lin unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.