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[din, deen]
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noun (used with a plural verb) Islam.
  1. religion, especially the religious observances of a Muslim.
Also deen [deen] /din/.

Origin of din2

< Arabic dīn ‘religion’ < Persian dēn
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  • Weel, I alloo, she's deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a' her ain!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • “The scoundrel rides well,” muttered Brace, as we saw Ny Deen rein up and throw his horse back almost on its haunches.

    Gil the Gunner

    George Manville Fenn

  • Then Ny Deen himself came to me, all glittering with gold and gems, but in a confused way.

    Gil the Gunner

    George Manville Fenn

  • Then I began to wonder how long it would be before an attack was made upon the town, and what Ny Deen would do.

    Gil the Gunner

    George Manville Fenn

  • Some of the infuriated Abyssinians again dashed into the mass of the people with a shout of "Deen, Deen!"


    Philip Meadows Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for deen


  1. 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
  2. a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment

Word Origin

C20: from German D (eutsche) I (ndustrie) N (orm) German Industry Standard


  1. a loud discordant confused noise
verb dins, dinning or dinned
  1. (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
  2. (tr) to subject to a din
  3. (intr) to make a din

Word Origin

Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni


noun Judaism
  1. a particular religious law; the halacha about something
  2. the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court

Word Origin

from Hebrew, literally: judgment


  1. Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam

Word Origin

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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