AskDefine | Define kin

Dictionary Definition

kin adj : related by blood [syn: akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, kin(p)]

Noun

1 a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family" [syn: kinsperson, family]
2 group of people related by blood or marriage [syn: kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe]

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English

Etymology

cynn, from *kunjan, from *gen- ‘produce’. Cognate with Dutch kunne; and (from Indo-European) with Greek γένος, Latin genus.

Pronunciation

  • , /kɪn/, /kIn/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪn

Noun

  1. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.

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Translations

a relative, such as a brother, sister or cousin

Adjective

  1. Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to"
    It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.

Translations

related by blood or marriage

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. chin

Japanese

see kiin

Noun

  1. gold; a piece of gold general in shogi
  2. muscle

Kurdish

Adjective

  1. short

Synonyms

Navajo

Pronunciation

  • [kxɪ̀n]

Noun

  1. house

Extensive Definition

Kin can mean:

See also

  • Kinh, the majority ethnic group of Vietnam
  • Ken, as in perception, insight or knowledge.
kin in French: Kin
kin in Polish: Kin

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