A*kin" (#), a. [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]
Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.
Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.
"A joy akin
The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character.
⇒ This adjective is used only after the noun.
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