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Is lain a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lain is a Scrabble US word. The word lain is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

L1A1I1N1

Is lain a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lain is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

L1A1I1N1

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Valid words made from Lain

You can make 15 words from 'lain' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'lain'

ANIL 4LAIN 4
NAIL 4 

3 letters words from 'lain'

AIL 3AIN 3
ANI 3LIN 3
NIL 3 

2 letters words from 'lain'

AI 2AL 2
AN 2IN 2
LA 2LI 2
NA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lain

lain alin lian ilan ailn ialn lani alni lnai nlai anli nali lina ilna lnia nlia inla nila ainl ianl anil nail inal nial

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lain. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lain.

Definitions and meaning of lain

lain

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophones: lane

Etymology 1

Inflected forms.

Verb

lain

  1. past participle of lie (to be oriented in a horizontal position, situated)
    He had lain there for many hours.
    The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.
Usage notes
  • The past participle of lie (tell a lie, not tell a truth) is lied.
  • The past participle of lay (put down) is laid.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English lainen, leynen, from Old Norse leyna (to conceal) and Old English līeġnan (to deny; conceal); both from Proto-Germanic *laugnijaną, from Proto-Germanic *laugnō (secrecy).

Alternative forms

  • lean, len (dialectal)

Verb

lain (third-person singular simple present lains, present participle laining, simple past and past participle lained)

  1. (obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about. [14th-19thc.]

Anagrams

  • I-lan, INLA, Ilan, LNAI, Lani, Lian, Lina, Nila, anil, nail

Basque

Noun

lain inan

  1. part

Cebuano

Adjective

lain

  1. distinct, different
  2. other

Determiner

lain

  1. another, other

Finnish

Adverb

lain

  1. (poetic) Synonym of lainkaan

Noun

lain

  1. inflection of laki:
    1. genitive singular
    2. instructive plural

Anagrams

  • alin, lian, nila

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay lain, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lian (to change appearance). Cognate with Sundanese lian and Fijian lia.

Adjective

lain

  1. other, another, else
  2. different, distinct
    Synonym: beda
  3. next, second

Derived terms


Livonian

Alternative forms

  • (Courland) laint

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *laineh.

Noun

lain

  1. wave

Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lian (to change appearance). Cognate with Sundanese lian and Fijian lia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lain/
  • Rhymes: -ain, -in
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [läʲɪn, -ʲen, -ʲe̞n]

Adjective

lain

  1. other
  2. different

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “lain” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary - *lian

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sutsilvan) len
  • (Sursilvan, Surmiran) lenn

Etymology

From Latin lignum. Compare Ladin lën, Friulian len.

Noun

lain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) wood

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English line.

Noun

lain

  1. line; row; queue
  2. group; family; clan; tribe; cohort

Welsh

Noun

lain

  1. Soft mutation of glain (bead).

Source: wiktionary.org
  • LIE, to make an intentional false statement.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)