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German word -in comes from Middle High German -inne.

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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.