- n. 鳍；鱼翅；鳍状物
- vt. 切除鳍；装上翅
- vi. 猛挥鳍；潜泳
- n. (Fin)人名；(法)芬
- fin: [OE] Fin is a word common to the Germanic languages of northeast Europe (German has finne, Dutch vin), but its ultimate source is not clear. The likeliest candidate is Latin pinna ‘feather, wing’ (source of English pin, pinion, and pinnacle), although another suggestion is Latin spīna ‘thorn, spike’.
=> pin, pinion, pinnacle
- fin (n.)
- Old English finn "fin," from Proto-Germanic *finno (cognates: Middle Low German vinne, Dutch vin), perhaps from Latin pinna "feather, wing" (see pin (n.)); or, less likely, from Latin spina "thorn, spine" (see spine).
U.S. underworld slang sense of "$5 bill" is 1925, from Yiddish finif "five," from German fünf (see five) and thus unrelated. The same word had been used in England in 1868 to mean "five pound note" (earlier finnip, 1839).
- 1. The fin-ancial markets gave a muted response to the Democrats' triumph.
- 2. a shark's dorsal fin
- 3. a fish's ventral fin
- 4. The aircraft has a long tail fin.
- 5. You owe me a fin.
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