Origin of Lint
Middle English variant of linet (from Old French linette grain of flax) (diminutive of lin flax) or from Medieval Latin linteum lint (from Latin linen cloth) both from Latin līnum flax lī̆no- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English linet, from Old French linette (“grain of flax"), diminutive of lin (“flax"); or, from Medieval Latin linteum, from Latin lÄ«num (“flax").
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