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kin

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noun \ˈkin\

Simple Definition of kin

  • : a person's relatives

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kin

  1. 1 :  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan

  2. 2 a :  one's relatives :  kindred b :  kinsman <he wasn't any kin to you — Jean Stafford>

  3. 3 archaic :  kinship

Examples of kin in a sentence

  1. They are her distant kin.

  2. <invited all of his kith and kin to his graduation party>



Origin of kin

Middle English, from Old English cynn; akin to Old High German chunni race, Latin genus birth, race, kind, Greek genos, Latin gignere to beget, Greek gignesthai to be born


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anthropology Terms

Rhymes with kin


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kin

adjective

Definition of kin



1597

First Known Use of kin

1597

Other Anthropology Terms


-kin

noun suffix \kən\

Definition of -kin

  1. :  little <catkin> <babykins>



Variants of -kin

also -kins \kənz\

Origin of -kin

Middle English, from Middle Dutch -kin; akin to Old High German -chīn, diminutive suffix



KIN Defined for Kids

kin

play
noun \ˈkin\

Definition of kin for Students

  1. 1 :  a person's relatives

  2. 2 :  kinsman




-kin

noun suffix \kən\

Definition of -kin for Students

  1. :  little <lambkin>



Variants of -kin

also -kins \kənz\

Law Dictionary

kin

noun

Legal Definition of kin

  1. :  one's relatives

kinship \-ˌship\ play noun




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