Ain



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a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km).
Capital: Bourg.
the 18th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
the voiced pharyngeal constrictive consonant represented by this letter.
Contemporary Examples

ain Zara remained under the control of one of those militias until less than four months ago.
Gaddafi’s Torture Centers Continue Jamie Dettmer May 31, 2012

He says ain el-Hilweh is seeing a rising number of clashes—three or four a month —that can last two to three hours.
PLO Official: Al-Qaeda To Target Lebanese Christians Jamie Dettmer February 6, 2014

ain—who estimates that about 10 percent of his clients request a postnup—says such lifestyle provisions are still in the minority.
Postnups Becoming More Popular, but They’re Not for Everyone Jacoba Urist May 19, 2012

They built a church that still stands today, which overlooks the hillside and ain River.
The Drink All You Want Holiday Wine Jordan Salcito December 20, 2013

“What they are doing in ain Zara to Abdul is inhumane,” Najat says.
Gaddafi’s Torture Centers Continue Jamie Dettmer May 31, 2012

Historical Examples

“Maybe he has been kissin’ mair than his ain hand,” said Alisoun Begbie, slyly.
Lochinvar S. R. Crockett

He winna trust him for naething that he hasna his ain word, or some ither body’s for!
Salted With Fire George MacDonald

I tell you, suh, I is done smell all de smells o’ mink an’ mus’ an’ puffume, but I ain’ nuver smell nuttin’ like dat jail.
P’laski’s Tunament Thomas Nelson Page

Weel, I alloo, she’s deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a’ her ain!
Salted With Fire George MacDonald

Hame (ain) is the French form of the Italian Amo, meaning “fishhook.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXXIII, 1519-1522 Antonio Pigafetta

determiner
a Scot word for own
noun
a variant of ayin
noun
a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
American Institute of Nutrition

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