Main definitions of rin in English

: rin1RIN2

rin1

noun

historical
  • A Japanese monetary unit, equal to 1/10 sen; a coin of this value.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Japanese rin monetary unit, standard subdivision of the yen (1873; attested earlier denoting e.g. a unit of numerical quantity and a unit of weight) from Middle Chinese. Compare earlier li.

Pronunciation

rin

/rɪn/

Main definitions of rin in English

: rin1RIN2

RIN2

noun

historical
  • Royal Indian Navy.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The Times.