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-in is a German ending with different meanings and usage forms.

In place names

The place names ending in -in with final syllables are derived from different Slavic place name types.

  • Place names formed from personal names ending in -in or -yn
    • Boitin (in Mecklenburg), originated from * Bytyn , where the asterisk (*) means that this form has not been handed down, but was reconstructed by comparison.
    • Növenthin (in Wendland) < * Novętin
    • Eutin < Utin
  • appellative place names
    • Gollin (in the Templin district) < * Goldin
    • Schwerin (in Mecklenburg, Pomerania and the Grenzmark) < * Zvěrin
  • Natural names on -ina
    • Klötzin (in the districts of Oldenburg and Belgard) < * Kľučina
  • Neuter forms to -ino and -yno
    • Gnewin (in the Lauenburg district, Pomerania) < * Gněvino
  • appellative place names on -en or originally -eń
    • Kammin (in the Wismar district) and Camin (in the Hagenow district) < * Kameń

In other words

Web links

Wiktionary: -in  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. a b Walter Kaestner, Low German-Slavic Interferences ; in: Handbook for Low German Linguistics and Literature Studies , ed. by Gerhard Cordes and Dieter Möhn , Berlin 1983, ISBN 3-503-01645-7 , pp. 678-729; P. 707-708 = Section
  2. -a 4 . In: Lexico. Retrieved November 24, 2019 .