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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 akin /əˈkɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·kin a.
 1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.
 2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind. “A joy akin to rapture.”
    The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character.   --Jeffrey.
 Note:This adjective is used only after the noun.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin
             to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely
             related to the collector" [syn: akin(p), kindred,
      2: related by blood [syn: akin(p), blood-related, cognate,
          consanguine, consanguineous, kin(p)]