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- n. A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a waterfall.
- n. A waterfall, or cataract.
- n. A steep ravine.
- v. To desist (from something), stop.
- v. To cease; leave off.
From Irish or Gaelic. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English linnen, from Old English linnan ("to cease from, desist, lose, yield up"), from Proto-Germanic *linnanan (“to turn, move aside, avoid”), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (“to elude, avoid, shrink from”). Cognate with Danish linne ("to stop, rest"), Swedish dialectal linna ("to pause, rest"), Icelandic linna ("to stop, rest"). (Wiktionary)