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Meaning of akin by Wiktionary Dictionary

akin


    Etymology

    Prefix a- ( “for, of” ) + kin

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /əˈkɪn/, SAMPA: /@"kIn/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ʌˈkɪn/, SAMPA: /V"kIn/

    Adjective

    akin ( comparative more akin, superlative most akin )

    1. ( of persons ) Of the same kin; related by blood.
    2. ( often followed by to ) Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

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Explanation of akin by Wordnet Dictionary

akin


    Adjective
    1. related by blood

    2. similar in quality or character

    3. a feeling akin to terror


    Definition of akin by GCIDE Dictionary

    akin


    1. Akin a. [Pref. a- ( for of ) + kin.]
      1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, “the two families are near akin”.

      2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind. “A joy akin to rapture.” Cowper.

      The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character. Jeffrey.

      ☞ This adjective is used only after the noun.