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thine

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adjective thīn\

Definition of thine

archaic

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



Origin and Etymology of thine

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thine

pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of thine

archaic

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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

thine

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pronoun thīn\

Definition of thine for Students

  1. :  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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