Main definitions of nain in English

: Nain1nain2

Nain1

noun

  • More fully "Nain rug". A decorative carpet or rug of a kind made in the Iranian town of Nain, typically of very finely woven wool with softly coloured, often floral, motifs.

Origin

1950s. From Nain, the name of a small town in central Iran (Persian Nā'īn) where this style of carpet is made.

Pronunciation

Nain

/nʌɪn//nɑːˈiːn/

Main definitions of nain in English

: Nain1nain2

nain2

noun

Welsh English, Northern
  • A grandmother.

adjective

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
rare
  • (One's) own.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Gwyn Jones (1907–1999), writer and viking scholar. From Welsh nain grandmother (further etymology uncertain)<br>late 15th century. From ain, variant of own, with metanalysis. Compare earlier nown.

Pronunciation

nain

/nʌɪn/