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L1I1N1

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L1I1N1

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3 letters words from 'lin'

LIN 3NIL 3

2 letters words from 'lin'

IN 2LI 2

All 3 letters words made out of lin

lin iln lni nli inl nil

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Definitions and meaning of lin

lin

Etymology 1

From Middle English linnen, from Old English linnan (to cease from, desist, lose, yield up), from Proto-Germanic *linnaną (to turn, move aside, avoid), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (to elude, avoid, shrink from). Cognate with Danish linne (to stop, rest), dialectal Swedish linna (to pause, rest), Icelandic linna (to stop, rest).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪn/
  • Homophone: Lynn
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Verb

lin (third-person singular simple present lins, present participle linning, simple past linned or lan, past participle linned or lun)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To desist, to stop to cease.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      Halfe furious vnto his foe he came, / Resolv'd in minde all suddenly to win, / Or soone to lose, before he once would lin [...].
    • 1684, Meriton, Praise Ale, 1.46 (quoted in the EDD):
      Till all war deaun I knaw thou wad not lin.
    • 1822, James Hogg, The Three Perils of Man, I. 238:
      He never linned till he had taen away every chicken that the wife had.
Derived terms
  • blin

Etymology 2

See English linn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪn/

Noun

lin (plural lins)

  1. Alternative spelling of linn
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion song 9 p. 134[1]:
      And therefore, to recount her Rivers, from their Lins (marginal gloss) Meeres or Pooles, from whence Rivers spring
    • c. 1735-1801, John Millar, poem, published in 1979, William Christian Lehmann, John Millar of Glasgow, 1735-1801, page 414:
      Here the hammer's active din / Blends with sound of roaring lin.
    • 1776, David Herd, George Paton, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc, page 20, "Binnorie":
      Whan they came to the roaring lin, She drave unwitting Isabel in.
    • 1827, Jane Porter, The Scottish Chiefs, page 51:
      A step farther might be on the firm earth; but more probably it would be illusive, and dash him into the roaring Lin, where he would be ingulfed at once in its furious whirlpool.
    • 1861, Alexander McLachlan, The Emigrant: And Other Poems, page 201:
      O ye were ne ' er the ane to fret,
      But kept my heart aboon,
      Wi ' smiles sweet as when first we met,
      By Locher ' s roaring lin.

Etymology 3

From Middle English lin, from Old English līn (flax, linen, cloth). For more information, see the entry linen, lint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪn/, /laɪn/

Noun

lin (plural lins)

  1. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, especially in compounds) Alternative form of line (flax, linen)
    a lin apron, lin-break, lin-brake, a lin cap, lin-clout, lin-garn/lin-yarn, lin-man, lin-weaver/lin-webster, lin-wheel
    • 1775, John Watson, The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, page 16:
      [] to Sowerby-bridge, about twenty-four measured miles, wheel carriages would go in one day; and on that account they concluded that the manufacture of that place, Warrington, &c. would be much readier and cheaper supplied with lin-yarn, flax, &c. from the east, []
      1641.—14 yards of femble cloth, 12s. ; 8 yards of linen, 6s. 8d. ; 20 yards of harden, 10s. ; 5 linen sheets, 1l. ; 7 linen pillow bears, 8s. ; 2 femble sheets and a line hard sheet, 10s. ; 3 linen towels, 4s. ; 6 lin curtains and a vallance, 12s. ; []
    • 1864, Preston, Poems, 8:
      A yerd a gooid lin check.
    • 1866, Gilpin, Songs, 233:
      Paddeys wi' their feyne lin' ware.
    • 1874 (ed. of 1879), Waugh, Chim. Corner, 27:
      Hoo wur stonnin' i' th' front of a weshin'-mug, wi' a lin brat afore her.

References

  • lin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • -nil-, NIL, nil

Cornish

Etymology 1

Noun

lin f (singulative linen)

  1. linen

Etymology 2

Noun

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lin/

Pronoun

lin

  1. accusative of li; him

French

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin līnum, from Proto-Indo-European *līno-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɛ̃

Noun

lin m (plural lins)

  1. linen
  2. flax (the plant)

Related terms

  • ligne
  • linge

Further reading

  • “lin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • Nil

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin līnum.

Noun

lin m

  1. linen
  2. flax

Related terms

  • linie

Galician

Verb

lin

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ler

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch lijn, from Middle Dutch līne, from Old Dutch *līna, from Proto-Germanic *līnǭ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪn]
  • Hyphenation: lin

Noun

lin

  1. line
    Synonym: garis
  2. band
    Synonym: pita
  3. a route, a line (of transport, especially of public transport and airlines).
    Synonym: jalur

Further reading

  • “lin” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Mandarin

Romanization

lin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of līn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of lín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lìn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Noun

lin (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of lyne

References

  • “lin, (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 29 April 2018.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin linum, via Old Norse lín.

Noun

lin n (definite singular linet)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. (fabric) linen

Derived terms

  • linolje
  • lintøy

References

  • “lin” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin linum, via Old Norse lín.

Noun

lin n (definite singular linet)

  1. (botany) flax
  2. (fabric) linen

Derived terms

  • linolje
  • lintøy

References

  • “lin” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

lin m (oblique plural lins, nominative singular lins, nominative plural lin)

  1. line (lineage; descent)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lʲin/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *linъ, further etymology uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Slavic *linjati, see Russian линь (linʹ).

Noun

lin m anim

  1. tench (Tinca tinca)
Declension

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

lin f

  1. genitive plural of lina

Further reading

  • lin in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lin in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *lenus, from Latin lenis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lin/

Adjective

lin m or n (feminine singular lină, masculine plural lini, feminine and neuter plural line)

  1. even, smooth
  2. calm, quiet
  3. mild, gentle, sweet

Declension

Synonyms

  • (even, smooth): neted
  • (calm, quiet): calm, liniștit
  • (mild, gentle): blând

Derived terms

  • liniște

See also

  • senin

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Noun

lin n

  1. flax (plant)

Declension

Related terms

  • linberedning
  • linblomma
  • linfält
  • linolja
  • lintråd
  • linne

See also

  • lina

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin līnum. Compare Italian lino

Noun

lin m (plural lini)

  1. flax
  2. linen (fibre)

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liːn/

Noun 1

lin

  1. Soft mutation of glin.

Mutation

Noun 2

lin

  1. Soft mutation of llin.

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to cease.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)