akin etymology

English word akin comes from English a-, English kin

Detailed word origin of akin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
kin English (eng) (collectively) Persons of the same race or family; kindred.. Kind; sort; manner; way.. One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.. Race; family; breed; kind.. Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent. A primitive Chinese musical instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken [...]
akin English (eng) (of persons) Of the same kin; related by blood.. (often, followed by to) Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

Words with the same origin as akin

Descendants of a-
abe ace adrift afar afloat ahold amelia arouse ashore aside asleep
Descendants of kin
Kinist dunny