- of one kin; related through a common ancestor
- having similar qualities; similar
- The definition of akin is two things that have a lot in common.
Spanish and Portuguese are examples of two languages that are akin.
- Akin is defined as someone to whom you are related by blood.
Brothers are an example of people who are akin.
- Of the same kin; related by blood.
- Having a similar quality or character; analogous.
- Linguistics Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form.
(comparative more akin, superlative most akin)
- This adjective is always placed after the noun that it modifies.
Prefix a- (“for, of”) + kin
- For the first time in his life, he felt something akin to pity for Kris.
- Species of birds akin to those of Africa also occur in Celebes.
- It is admitted on all hands that the Hexapoda are akin to the Chilopoda.
- But he stopped, a twinge of something akin to regret filtering through the hard layers protecting his emotions.
- If, however, we turn to Australia, where sacrifice is unknown, we find more than ' one class of rites in which we can trace an idea akin to some forms of sacrifice.