Main definitions of nain in English

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nain1

Pronunciation /nʌɪn/

noun

Welsh
  • A grandmother. Compare "nan", "nana".

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Gwyn Jones (1907–1999), writer and viking scholar. From Welsh nain grandmother (further etymology uncertain).

Main definitions of nain in English

: nain1nain2Nain3

nain2

Pronunciation /neɪn/

adjective

rare Scottish, Irish
  • (One's) own.

Origin

Late 15th century. From ain, variant of own, with metanalysis.

Main definitions of Nain in English

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Nain3

Pronunciation /nʌɪn/ /nɑːˈiːn/

noun

  • More fully "Nain rug". A decorative carpet or rug of a kind made in the Iranian town of Nain, typically of very finely woven wool with softly coloured, often floral, motifs.

Origin

1950s. From Nain, the name of a small town in central Iran (Persian Nā'īn) where this style of carpet is made.

Pronunciation

Nain

/nʌɪn/ /nɑːˈiːn/