kin

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1kin

noun \ˈkin\

: a person's relatives

Full Definition of KIN

1
:  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan
2
a :  one's relatives :  kindred
b :  kinsman <he wasn't any kin to you — Jean Stafford>
3
archaic :  kinship

Examples of KIN

  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

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

Rhymes with KIN

2kin

adjective

Definition of KIN

First Known Use of KIN

1597

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

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