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Meaning of AKIN

Pronunciation:  u'kin

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*kin"\, a. [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]
1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as,
   the two families are near akin.

2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the
   same kind. ``A joy akin to rapture.'' --Cowper.

         The literary character of the work is akin to its
         moral character.                      --Jeffrey.

Note: This adjective is used only after the noun.

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