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 History of this Word

"kin" is from "kin" (little one) spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-kin" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates little or dear. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-kin illustration Related to cranes, the limpkin is active mainly at night.
-kin illustration These manikins, between 6 to 7 inches in length, were made from solid pieces of ivory.