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ain

[eyn] /eɪn/
adjective, Scot.
1.
own.
Origin of ain
1700-1725
1700-25; representing Old English ǣgen or Old Norse eiginn; replacing Middle English (Scots) awyn, awne, Old English āgen; see own

Ain

[an] /ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km).
Capital: Bourg.

ʿain

[ahyn, eyn] /aɪn, eɪn/
noun
1.
the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
2.
the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter.
Origin
< Arabic ʿayn
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  • "Maybe he has been kissin' mair than his ain hand," said Alisoun Begbie, slyly.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
  • He winna trust him for naething that he hasna his ain word, or some ither body's for!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • I tell you, suh, I is done smell all de smells o' mink an' mus' an' puffume, but I ain' nuver smell nuttin' like dat jail.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • Weel, I alloo, she's deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a' her ain!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Hame (ain) is the French form of the Italian Amo, meaning “fishhook.”

British Dictionary definitions for ain

ain1

/eɪn/
determiner
1.
a Scot word for own

ain2

/ˈɑːjɪn/
noun
1.
a variant of ayin

Ain

/French ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
2.
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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Related Abbreviations for ain

AIN

American Institute of Nutrition
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