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See also Rein

English

Etymology

Anglo-Norman redne, from Old French resne (modern rêne), from Vulgar Latin *retina, from Latin retinere ‘retain’, from re- + tenere.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rein

Plural
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  1. A strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse or other animal.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to rein

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rein (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to direct or stop a horse by using reins
  2. (usually "rein in") to stop or restrain a horse. Also used figuratively
    President’s Budget: A Solid Step To Rein in Spending

Translations

Related terms


Dutch

Adjective

rein

  1. (formal) clean, spotless
  2. pure, sheer

Finnish

Noun

rein

  1. Instructive plural form of reki.

French

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

rein m. (plural reins)

  1. (anatomy) kidney
  2. (in plural) small of the back, waist

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German

Etymology

Old High German reini, from Germanic *hrai-ni-, a suffixed form of Indo-European *(s)keri-. Cognate with Old Saxon hreni (Dutch rein), Old Norse hreinn (Swedish ren); and with Ancient Greek χρίνειν, Old Irish criathar. More remotely related to English riddle ‘sieve’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʀaɪn/

Adjective

rein (comparative reiner, superlative am reinsten)

  1. pure, clear, plain

Volapük

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rein reins
Accusative reini reinis
Genitive reina reinas
Dative reine reines

Noun

rein

  1. Rain

Synonyms


West Frisian

Noun

rein

  1. rain

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