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linn

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[lin] /lɪn/
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.
Origin of linn
1000
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

/lɪn/
noun (mainly Scot)
1.
a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
2.
a ravine or precipice
Word Origin
C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
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