What does akin mean?
The definition of akin
A*kin”, a.
Etym: [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]

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.” Cowper. The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character. Jeffrey.

Note: This adjective is used only after the noun.