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ain

[ eyn ]
/ eɪn /
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adjective Scot.

own.

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Origin of ain

1700–25; representing Old English ǣgen or Old Norse eiginn; replacing Middle English (Scots ) awyn, awne,Old English āgen;see own

Definition for ain (2 of 3)

ʿain

or ʿayn

[ ahyn, eyn ]
/ aɪn, eɪn /

noun

the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter.

Origin of ʿain

From the Arabic word ʿayn

Definition for ain (3 of 3)

Ain
[ an ]
/ ɛ̃ /

noun

a department in E France. 2,249 sq. mi. (5,825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg.
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British Dictionary definitions for ain (1 of 3)

ain1
/ (eɪn) /

determiner

a Scot word for own

British Dictionary definitions for ain (2 of 3)

ain2
/ (ˈɑːjɪn) /

noun

a variant of ayin

British Dictionary definitions for ain (3 of 3)

Ain
/ (French ɛ̃) /

noun

a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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