\ ˈān How to pronounce ain (audio) \

Definition of ain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scotland
: own

Ain

geographical name
\ ˈaⁿ How to pronounce Ain (audio) \

Definition of Ain (Entry 2 of 2)

river 120 miles (195 kilometers) long in eastern France rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south-southwest into the Rhône River

First Known Use of ain

Adjective

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ain

Adjective

probably from Old Norse eiginn

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“Ain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ain. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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