Kin vs Kinless - What's the difference?

kin | kinless |


As a noun kin

is pain.

As an adjective kinless is

without kin; familyless.

kin

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) kin, kyn, ken, kun, from (etyl) .

Noun

(-)
  • Race; family; breed; kind.
  • (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • You are of kin , and so a friend to their persons.
  • One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.
  • Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  • Kind; sort; manner; way.
  • Derived terms
    * akin * kind * kindred * kinfolk * kinship * kinsman * kinswoman * kith and kin * next of kin
    See also
    * kith * clan

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
  • It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  • (Riemann)
  • * 1840 , Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Williams, The Chinese Repository (page 40)
  • If a musician were going to give a lecture upon the mathematical part of his art, he would find a very elegant substitute for the monochord in the Chinese kin .

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    kinless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Without kin; familyless.
  • * 1843 , '', book 2, ch. XI, ''The Abbot’s Ways
  • And old friendships and all connexions forgotten, when you go to seek an office from him! “A kinless loon,” as the Scotch said of Cromwell’s new judges, — intent on mere indifferent fair-play!

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