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[blin] /blɪn/
noun, Russian Cookery.
singular of blini.
Origin of blin
1885-90; < Russian; Old Russian blinŭ, by dissimilation from mlinŭ, noun derivative from base of Russian molótʾ to grind, mélʾnitsa mill; cf. mill1


or blinis, bliny

[blin-ee, blee-nee] /ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni/
plural noun, singular blin. Russian Cookery.
pancakes made with yeast and either white or buckwheat flour and traditionally served during Shrovetide with caviar and sour cream.
< Russian bliný, plural of blin blin


[blin-ee, blee-nee] /ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni/
plural noun, singular blin.
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Historical Examples
  • Once blin and Sugrvas were intimate friends, but, on account of a woman, they became mortal enemies.

  • Then she had ordered blin to clean it, which the latter did, scrubbing it out with sand and ashes.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • My eye use to run water a lot an' he take out my eye an' couldn' put it back in, dats why I am blin' now.

  • When blin is in the grotto, he is betrayed by his brother Sugrvas.

  • Sneakin' coppers out've a blin' man's bowl 'd be more in his line o' country, I reckon.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • The ancient king was named blin, and was the son of Indras (akrasnus).

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
  • This is a fact which many alienists have already suspected, and Dr. blin has expressed himself frankly on the subject.

  • On the table lay Aunt blin's great Bible; beside it her glasses.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • And Aunt blin actually set the cat down, and turned round to take up her shawl again.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Las' uv all He tuck an' tuck 'way der eyes an' made 'em blin', dat's 'kase dey done 'spise ter look at der feller creeturs.

British Dictionary definitions for blin


a Scot word for blind


plural noun
Russian pancakes made of buckwheat flour and yeast
Word Origin
C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind
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