Lin definition

Lineal.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To desist (from something), stop.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To cease; leave off.
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A surname of Chinese origin (see: æž—)
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Linear.
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A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a waterfall.
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A roaring lin.

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Origin of lin

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

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  • From Irish or Gaelic.

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