See also: Linen

EnglishEdit

 
three linen fabrics

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lynnen, lynen, from Old English līnen (linen", "made of flax), from Proto-West Germanic *līnīn (made of flax), from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax), equivalent to line +‎ -en. Cognate with Latin līnum (flax). More at line.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪnɪn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

linen (countable and uncountable, plural linens)

  1. (uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter V, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.
  2. (countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, underclothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
    She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ [] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, [].
  3. A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
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linen (not comparable)

  1. Made from linen cloth or thread.
  2. Having the colour linen, light beige.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English linen, from Middle English lynnen, lynen, from Old English līnen (linen", "made of flax), from Proto-Germanic *līnīnaz (made of flax), from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax). Superseded lino.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: li‧nen

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linen

  1. linen; thread or cloth made from flax fiber

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linen

  1. made from linen cloth or thread

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linen f (plural linennow or linednow)

  1. singulative of lin
  2. thread

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch linnen, from Middle Dutch linijn, from Proto-West Germanic *līnīn (made of flax), from Proto-Germanic *līną (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlinən]
  • Hyphenation: li‧nên

NounEdit

linên (first-person possessive linenku, second-person possessive linenmu, third-person possessive linennya)

  1. linen: a cloth made from flax.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *līnīnaz, equivalent to līne +‎ -en.

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līnen

  1. (relational) linen

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  • Middle English: lynnen; lynen

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