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linn

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noun Chiefly Scot.
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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for linn

linn
/ (lɪn) /

noun mainly Scot
a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
a ravine or precipice

Word Origin for linn

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