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ain

[eyn] /eɪn/
adjective, Scot.
1.
own.
Origin of ain
1700-1725
1700-25; representing Old English ǣgen or Old Norse eiginn; replacing Middle English (Scots) awyn, awne, Old English āgen; see own

Ain

[an] /ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km).
Capital: Bourg.

ʿain

[ahyn, eyn] /aɪn, eɪn/
noun
1.
the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
2.
the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter.
Origin
From the Arabic word ʿayn
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  • He winna trust him for naething that he hasna his ain word, or some ither body's for!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • She's perfecly free to tak her ain gait—and she kens she is!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Weel, I alloo, she's deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a' her ain!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It was for his sake and the laddie's ain that I wantit him to come to me.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • He'll hae ill shawin the face o' 'm again i' 's ain calf-country!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for ain

ain1

/eɪn/
determiner
1.
a Scot word for own

ain2

/ˈɑːjɪn/
noun
1.
a variant of ayin

Ain

/French ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
2.
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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