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Kin

Kin

(kĭn)
,
Noun.
(Mus.)
A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
Riemann.

Kin

,
Noun.
[OE.
kin
,
cun
, AS.
cynn
kin, kind, race, people; akin to
cennan
to beget, D.
kunne
sex, OS. & OHG.
kunni
kin, race, Icel.
kyn
, Goth.
kuni
, G. & D.
kind
a child, L.
genus
kind, race, L.
gignere
to beget, Gr.
γίγνεσθαι
to be born, Skr.
jan
to beget. √44. Cf.
Kind
,
King
,
Gender
kind,
Nation
.]
1.
Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
2.
Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
The father, mother, and the
kin
beside.
Dryden.
You are of
kin
, and so a friend to their persons.
Bacon.

Kin

,
Adj.
Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
Kin to the king.”
Shak.

Definition 2022


Kin

Kin

See also: kin, kín, kīn, -kin-, -kin, k'in, and kin-

Japanese

Romanization

Kin

  1. rōmaji reading of きん

kin

kin

See also: Kin, kín, kīn, -kin, kin-, k'in, and -kin-

English

Noun

kin (uncountable)

  1. Race; family; breed; kind.
  2. (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
    • Francis Bacon
      You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons.
  3. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  4. Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  5. Kind; sort; manner; way.
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Adjective

kin (not comparable)

  1. Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
    It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

kin (plural kins)

  1. A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Riemann to this entry?)
    • 1840, Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
      If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin.

Etymology 3

Noun

kin (plural kins)

  1. Alternative form of k'in

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • IPA(key): /kɪn/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch kinne, from Old Dutch kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus. Compare Low German and German Kinn, English chin, Danish kind, Icelandic kinn.

Noun

kin f (plural kinnen, diminutive kinnetje n)

  1. (anatomy) chin

Hungarian

Etymology

ki + -n

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkin]

Pronoun

kin

  1. superessive singular of ki

Ido

Ido cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : kin
    Ordinal : kinesma
    Adverbial : kinfoye
    Multiplier : kinopla
    Fractional : kinima
Ido Wikipedia article on kin

Etymology

From French cinq, Spanish cinco, Italian cinque, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Numeral

kin

  1. five (5)

Japanese

Romanization

kin

  1. rōmaji reading of きん

Kurdish

Adjective

kin ?

  1. short

Synonyms


Lojban

Rafsi

kin

  1. rafsi of skina.

Navajo

Etymology

Compare Dogrib kǫ̀.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kxɪ̀n]

Noun

kin

  1. market, store
    Kingóó déyá. ― I am going to the store.
  2. house, cabin, building
  3. town

Inflection

Synonyms

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Ngarrindjeri

Pronoun

kin

  1. him

West Frisian

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle Low German kinne, kin, from Old Saxon kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz. Compare also Dutch kin. Compare Old Frisian zin, English chin.

Noun

kin

  1. chin

Etymology 2

Verb

kin

  1. I can