- a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
- a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
- a steep ravine or precipice.
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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Linn was ranking officer, although there was little discipline.Chronicles of Border Warfare
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So busy were they that Linn had to tend the fire all by himself and Ed forgot he was hungry.Mary Jane's City Home
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Such were the conditions in Linn county half a century since.History of Linn County Iowa
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- a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
- a ravine or precipice
C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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