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Definition of Kin


  1. A diminutive suffix; as, manikin; lambkin.
  2. A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  3. Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  4. Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
  5. Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
  6. Alt. of Kine

Kin Quotations

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.
Oscar Wilde

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond.
Tom Stoppard

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
Tryon Edwards
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Kin Translations

kin in German is Verwandschaft, Sippe
kin in Latin is semen-inis
kin in Norwegian is slekt
kin in Spanish is parientes
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