sin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is — more at is Date: before 12th century 1. a. an offense against religious or moral law b. an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <
it's a sin to waste food
>
c. an often serious shortcoming ; fault 2. a. transgression of the law of God b. a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God Synonyms: see offense II. intransitive verb (sinned; sinning) Date: before 12th century 1. to commit a sin 2. to commit an offense or fault III. noun Etymology: Hebrew śin Date: circa 1823 the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table IV. abbreviation sine

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