-in etymology

German word -in comes from Middle High German -inne

Detailed word origin of -in

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-inne Middle High German (gmh)
-in German (deu) (dated) creates female personal names (for wives and daughters). (dated) names the wife of a person. (organic chemistry) -yne. Creates the female form of animals or persons or occupations; umlaut takes place on some occasions.