- religion, especially the religious observances of a Muslim.
Also deen [deen] /din/.
Origin of din2
< Arabic dīn ‘religion’ < Persian dēn
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Examples from the Web for deen
Both reek of false modesty, but Deen does appear jumpy and genuinely anxious at times.
But that article described Deen as calm and reliable, especially compared to LiLo.
I remind Deen that his namesake died in an infamously horrible car crash, so he may want to cool it on texting and driving.
Deen is not only punctual, but also professionally courteous to his former co-stars.
Hell, Deen is even fiscally conservative in his personal life.
Weel, I alloo, she's deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a' her ain!Salted With Fire
“The scoundrel rides well,” muttered Brace, as we saw Ny Deen rein up and throw his horse back almost on its haunches.
Then Ny Deen himself came to me, all glittering with gold and gems, but in a confused way.
Then I began to wonder how long it would be before an attack was made upon the town, and what Ny Deen would do.
Some of the infuriated Abyssinians again dashed into the mass of the people with a shout of "Deen, Deen!"Tara
Philip Meadows Taylor
- a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log 10 E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbersCompare ISO rating
- a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
C20: from German D (eutsche) I (ndustrie) N (orm) German Industry Standard
- a loud discordant confused noise
- (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
- (tr) to subject to a din
- (intr) to make a din
Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni
- a particular religious law; the halacha about something
- the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
from Hebrew, literally: judgment
- Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
Arabic, related to dain debt
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Word Origin and History for deen
Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don "noise"), from PIE root *dwen- "to make noise" (cf. Sanskrit dhuni "roaring, a torrent").
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