See also: zîn and zin-

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of zinfandel.

NounEdit

zin (countable and uncountable, plural zins)

  1. (informal) Zinfandel wine

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /zɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zin
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch sin, from Old Dutch sin, from Proto-West Germanic *sinn.

NounEdit

zin m (plural zinnen, diminutive zinnetje n)

  1. meaning, significance
    Wat is de zin van het leven?
    What is the meaning of life?
    Synonym: betekenis
  2. point, sense
    Dat heeft geen zin.
    There's no point.
  3. (grammar) sentence
    Synonym: frase
  4. sense (means of perceiving reality)
    Synonym: zintuig
  5. sense, comprehension
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  6. desire, appetite; intention
    Ik heb zin om iets te doen.I feel like doing something.
    Synonyms: lust, trek, goesting
Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: sin

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

zin

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zinnen
  2. imperative of zinnen

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

zin

  1. incorrect form of verb form zina

MatalEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): [ʒín] [1]

VerbEdit

zin

  1. (intransitive) to smell

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rossing, Melvin Olaf (1978), “zin”, in Mafa-Mada: A Comparative Study of Chadic Languages in North Cameroun, Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, page 49

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French juin

NounEdit

zin

  1. June

Middle DutchEdit

NounEdit

zin

  1. Alternative spelling of sin

YolaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sunne, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ (compare West Frisian sinne, Dutch zon), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

NounEdit

zin

  1. sun