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    sib/kin

    She is my kin.
    She is my sib.

    Can the words kin and sib mean exactly the same in these sentences?

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    Re: sib/kin

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    She is my kin.
    She is my sib.

    Can the words kin and sib mean exactly the same in these sentences?
    Hi, there
    I think that thw word kin comes from the exrpression next of kin = relative
    and the
    word sib from sibling =brothers or sisters

    So according to the meaning you should decide which one is what.

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    Re: sib/kin

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984law View Post
    Hi, there
    I think that thw word kin comes from the exrpression next of kin = relative
    and the
    word sib from sibling =brothers or sisters

    So according to the meaning you should decide which one is what.
    Actually it's not sib that is derived from sibling. It's the other way around. I know sib can mean sibling simply (at least that's what the dictionary says). And I'm not asking about this meaning.

    My question is if these two words can mean exactly the same thing in this sentence. You didn't answer this question if understand what you meant. You just said they can mean different things. Is that right?


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    Re: sib/kin

    They mean differnt things. A person who is your kin is related in some way, not necessarily closely. A sib is your brother or sister.

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    #5

    Re: sib/kin

    So the first meaning from here is outdated, right?


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    Re: sib/kin

    It is not a definition that feels right.

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/kin?view=uk

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    Re: sib/kin

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    So the first meaning from here is outdated, right?
    That's a very strange definition. I've never seen it used that way.

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    Re: sib/kin

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's a very strange definition. I've never seen it used that way.
    Likewise - very odd

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