Kin (kin), n. (Mus.)

A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings. Riemann.


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Kin, n. [OE. kin, cun, AS. cynn kin, kind, race, people; akin to cennan to beget, D. kunne sex, OS. & OHG. kunni kin, race, Icel. kyn, Goth. kuni, G. & D. kind a child, L. genus kind, race, L. gignere to beget, Gr. gi`gnesqai to be born, Skr. jan to beget. √44. Cf. Kind, King, Gender kind, Nation.]


Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.


Relatives; persons of the same family or race.

The father, mother, and the kin beside.

You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons.


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Kin, a.

Of the same nature or kind; kinder. "Kin to the king." Shak.


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Kin (kin), n. Also Kine (kIn) . [Gr. kinei^n to move.] (Physics)

The unit velocity in the C.G.S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.


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