quin

See also: quin-

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

quin ‎(plural quins)

  1. (informal) A quintuplet.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

quin ‎(plural quins)

  1. A European scallop, Pecten opercularis, used as food.
    • 1973, N. L. Tranter, Population since the industrial revolution (page 104)
      Similarly the stocks of the free-living scallops and quins, which are caught by trawling, are threatened by over-fishing to supply the market for canned or frozen luxury sea-foods.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin quinam.

AdjectiveEdit

quin m ‎(feminine quina, masculine plural quins, feminine plural quines)

  1. (interrogative) which, what
  2. what a

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IdoEdit

PronounEdit

quin

  1. (interrogative) whom (plural) (object)

Usage notesEdit

To ask for a subject, use qui instead.


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From instrumental quī + ne.

AdverbEdit

quīn (not comparable)

  1. (usually with present indicative) How not?, Why not?
    Quin tu taces?
    Why do you not keep quiet?
  2. without
    Numquam egredior quin conspicer.
    I never go out without being seen.
  3. even
    Quin et bellorum omnium eventus ante praesensit.
    And he even predicted beforehand the outcomes of all his wars.

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin quinam (who, which). Cognate with Catalan quin and with Franco-Provençal quint from a merging of Latin quinam and quantus.

AdjectiveEdit

quin m (feminine singular quina, masculine plural quins, feminine plural quinas)

  1. (interrogative) which
    Quinas veituras son las teunas ?
    Which cars are yours?
  1. (interrogative) what
    Quina ora es ?
    What time is it?
  1. (exclamative) what
    Quina catastròfa !
    What a catastrophe!

Derived termsEdit

SynonymEdit

  • qual (for animated objects)
  • que (for inanimated objects)
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