See also: Linnen

English edit

Noun edit

linnen (countable and uncountable, plural linnens)

  1. Obsolete form of linen.
    • 1663 March 9 (date written; Gregorian calendar), Samuel Pepys, Mynors Bright, transcriber, “February 27th, 1662–1663”, in Henry B[enjamin] Wheatley, editor, The Diary of Samuel Pepys [], volume IV, London: George Bell & Sons []; Cambridge: Deighton Bell & Co., published 1894, →OCLC, pages 57–58:
      Great, good company at dinner, among others Sir Martin Noell, who told us the dispute between him, as farmer of the Additional Duty, and the East India Company, whether callicos be linnen or no; which he says it is, having been ever esteemed so: they say it is made of cotton woole, and grows upon trees, not like flax or hempe.

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch linijn, originally an adjective. Equivalent to lijn +‎ -en.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.nə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lin‧nen
  • Rhymes: -ɪnən

Noun edit

linnen n (plural linnens, diminutive linnentje n)

  1. (uncountable) Linen, a cloth made from flax.
    Synonym: lijnwaad
  2. (countable) Something made of linen.
    Synonym: lijnwaad

Descendants edit

  • Negerhollands: linnen
  • Indonesian: linen
  • Papiamentu: linnen (dated)

Adjective edit

linnen (not comparable)

  1. Made of linen.

Inflection edit

Declension of linnen
uninflected linnen
inflected linnen
indefinite m./f. sing. linnen
n. sing. linnen
plural linnen
definite linnen

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References edit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old English linnan, from Proto-West Germanic *linnan, from Proto-Germanic *linnaną.

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linnen (chiefly Northern)

  1. (transitive) To stop or end (not continue)
  2. (transitive) To cease or abandon; to stop doing:
  3. (transitive) To stop or end (cause to stop)
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  • English: lin (obsolete)
  • Scots: lin
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Etymology 2 edit

Adjective edit


  1. Alternative form of lynnen