or lin

[ lin ]

nounChiefly 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.

  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for linn


/ (lɪn) /

nounmainly Scot
  1. a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it

  2. a ravine or precipice

Origin of linn

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

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