propine

verb
pro·​pine | \ prə-ˈpēn How to pronounce propine (audio) , -ˈpīn How to pronounce propine (audio) \
propined; propining

Definition of propine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: to present or give especially as a token of friendship

propine

noun

Definition of propine (Entry 2 of 2)

Scotland
: a gift in return for a favor

First Known Use of propine

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propine

Verb

Middle English, from Middle French propiner, from Latin propinare to present, drink to someone's health, from Greek propinein literally, to drink first, from pro- + pinein to drink — more at potable

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“Propine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propine. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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