noun (1)
\ ˈärən \
plural -s

Definition of arain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal


noun (2)
\ əˈrīn \
plural -s

Definition of Arain (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a Muslim people of the Punjab region in India
2 : a member of the Arain people

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History and Etymology for arain

Noun (1)

Middle English arain, irain, aran, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French araigne, iraigne, from Latin aranea

Noun (2)

borrowed from Urdu & Punjabi ārā'īn

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“Arain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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