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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), Swedish dialectal linna(to pause, rest), Icelandic linna(to stop, rest).

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 (from something), stop.
    • 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 [...].
  2. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cease; leave off.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Irish or Gaelic.

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NounEdit

lin ‎(plural lins)

  1. A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a waterfall.
  2. A waterfall, or cataract.
    a roaring lin
  3. A steep ravine.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin m ‎(plural lins)

  1. linen
  2. flax (the plant)

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GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

lin

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ler

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

lin

  1. rafsi of linsi.

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.

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

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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

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

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

  1. line (lineage; descent)

PolishEdit

 
lin

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin m anim

  1. tench

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lenus, from lenis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. even, smooth
  2. calm, quiet
  3. mild, gentle, sweet

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SwedishEdit

 
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lin

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lin n

  1. flax (plant)

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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian lino

NounEdit

lin m (plural lini)

  1. flax
  2. linen (fibre)

WelshEdit

NounEdit

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.