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Main Entry: linn
Etymology: Scottish Gaelic linne pool
Chiefly Scottish : waterfallhttp://www.britannia.org/scotland/scotsdictio...
A linn is a waterfall or the pool at the foot of one.
A ravine or precipice may also be called a linn.
The term comes from a combination of two words, the Gaelic linne a pool and the Old English hlynn a torrent.http://www.britannia.org/scotland/scotsdictio...
[OE. (Northumb.) hlynn str. fem., a torrent (related to hlynn masc. ‘clangor’, hlynnan, hlynian vb. to resound): sense 2 is prob. partly Gael. linn e a pool, pond, lake, a pool in a river, Ir. linn , EIr. lind, Welsh llyn, whence also e.m.E. linn e, lhin, lin a pool (W. Harrison Descr. Scotl. in Holinshed, 1577, 1586, Drayton Poly-olb., 1612). In the mod. dial. only Sc. and north. Eng.] 1. A waterfall, a cataract.
Like the rumbling of a linn e, wherein waters rush with a noise; Boyd Last B. 116.
Unto Campsie Linn, From whence the river falling makes such din (As Nilus Catadups); Adamson Muses Thr. 53.