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propine

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verb pro·pine \prə-ˈpēn, -ˈpīn\

Definition of propine

propined

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propining

chiefly Scotland

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to present or give especially as a token of friendship

Origin and Etymology of propine

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

noun pro·pine

Definition of propine

Scotland

  1. :  a gift in return for a favor

First Known Use of propine

15th century

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