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lin

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Lin

[lin]
noun
  1. Maya Ying [mah-yuh ying] /ˈmɑ yə ˈyɪŋ/, born 1959, U.S. architect and sculptor.
  2. a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn.
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linn

or lin

[lin]
noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
  2. a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
  3. a steep ravine or precipice.
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Origin of linn

before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn

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  • In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, Lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."

  • To Lin's persistent inquiries, Alfred admitted that the mule had kicked him.

  • When Lin hailed them by shouting: "How-dye, how's the minstrels?"

  • Lin led in the singing of songs long since discarded by the minstrels.

  • Alfred truthfully advised Harrison that Lin had never referred to him.


British Dictionary definitions for lin

linn

noun mainly Scot
  1. a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
  2. a ravine or precipice
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Word Origin

C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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