1. A diminutive suffix; as, manikin; lambkin.


  1. A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
  2. Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
  3. Relatives; persons of the same family or race.


  1. Of the same nature or kind; kinder.