Definitions and meaning of rin
From Middle English rinnen, from Old English rinnan (“to run”), from Proto-Germanic *rinnaną (“to run”). More at run.
rin (third-person singular simple present rins, present participle rinning, simple past ran, past participle run)
- (transitive, intransitive, dialectal) To run.
- 1836, Allan Cunningham, Lord Roldan, Volume 1, John Macrone, page 314,
- "Besides," he continued, "I'm no sure that I'm right in rinning—rinning! I'm no rinning , I'm ganging; weel then I'm no sure that I'm right doing a witch's errand, whether rinning or ganging, sae I'se stand still and consider it. […] ."
- a. 1846, John Imlah, Where Gadie rins, 1876, James Grant Wilson (editor), The Poets and Poetry of Scotland, Volume II, Harper & Brothers, page 211,
- O! gin I were where Gadie[the name of a rivulet] rins,
- 1879, I. T. Tregellas [John Tabois Tregellas], Peeps Into the Haunts and Homes of the Rural Population of Cornwall, Netherton & Worth (Truro), Houlston & Sons (London), page 3,
- I had a servant who had lived all his life-time within four miles of Plymouth, who told me of a circumstance which occurred to his mother, thus:— "Mawther ben out gatherin' nits, and when she kimbed hum she went to shet the shetters , and then she seed a man rin out of the dewr weth three spewns weth un, what he had stould, and away he rinned, and my mawther rinned arter un. 'Twas as fine a mewnlight night as cud be seed tew (too); an she cud see un stright on afore her; and hallowed tew she ded as lang as ever her wind beered up, and rinned and rinned; at laest she rinned un out of sight, and never goat the spewns she dedn't"
Borrowed from Japanese 厘 (rin).
rin (plural rin)
- A coin worth 1⁄1000 of a Japanese yen, no longer in circulation.
- INR, N. Ir., NIR, NRI, Nri, RNI
- you, second person singular pronoun, as object
- B. Oshodi, The HTS (High Tone Syllable) in Arigidi: An Introduction, in the Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(4): 263–275 (2011)
- accusative of ri
- Rōmaji transcription of りん
- Rōmaji transcription of リン
From Old Frisian rein. Cognates include West Frisian rein.
- (Mooring and Föhr-Amrum dialects) rain
rin (third-person singular present rins, present participle rinnin, past run, past participle run)
- (South Scots) to run
rin m (plural rines)
- rim (of wheel)
- too, also
This form is mainly used after words ending in a vowel, while din is used following words that end in a consonant. The distinction is not always made, however.
- Soft mutation of rhin.
- IPA(key): /²rinː/, /²reɪ̯nː/
- Alternative spelling of rinn
- Contraction of ri n (“he rides”).
From Proto-Tai *triːlᴬ (“stone”); Cognate with Thai หิน (hǐn), Lao ຫີນ (hīn), Lü ᦠᦲᧃ (ḣiin), Shan ႁိၼ် (hǐn), Tai Nüa ᥞᥤᥢᥴ (hín), Ahom 𑜍𑜢𑜃𑜫 (rin), Saek หรี่น.
- (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɣin˨˦/
- Tone numbers: rin1
- Hyphenation: rin
rin (Sawndip forms 𬒞 or 𰧄 or 𮀡 or 砛 or 𮀙 or ⿰石土 or ⿱石心 or 碒 or 磊 or ⿰石忍 or 𡊵 or ⿵门石 or 磌 or 鿬 or 䂩 or ⿱火䡛 or 䂝 or 𮀝 or 磷 or 碄 or 斫, old orthography rin)
- stone; rock
- covered with rime.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)