from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cease from.
- v. To stop, desist; to cease to move, run, flow, etc., let up.
- n. cessation; end
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To stop; to cease; to desist.
- n. Cessation; end.
- n. a thin buckwheat pancake made with yeast and usually filled with sour cream and folded over. See also blini.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cease; leave off.
- To put a stop to.
- n. End; cessation.
- A Scotch form of blind.
From Middle English blinnen, from Old English blinnan ("to stop, cease"), from Proto-Germanic *bilinnanan (“to turn aside, swerve from”), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-, *leya- (“to deflect, turn away, vanish, slip”), equivalent to be- + lin. Cognate with Old High German bilinnan ("to yield, stop, forlet, give away"), Old Norse linna (Swedish dialectal linna, "to pause, rest"). (Wiktionary)