adjective \ˈthīn\

Definition of THINE

:  thy —used especially before a word beginning with a vowel or h

Origin of THINE

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn
First Known Use: before 12th century


pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of THINE

:  that which belongs to thee —used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective thy —used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and still surviving in the speech of Friends especially among themselves

Origin of THINE

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn, from thīn thy — more at thy
First Known Use: before 12th century
THINE Defined for Kids


pronoun \ˈthīn\

Definition of THINE for Kids

:  yours <“All the jungle is thine,” said Bagheera … — Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book> Hint:Thine is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it today especially to imitate that old way of speaking. Thine can be used as a singular or a plural.


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