thine

adjective
\ ˈt͟hīn How to pronounce thine (audio) \

Definition of thine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of thine (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: 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

First Known Use of thine

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thine

Adjective

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn, from thīn thy — more at thy

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The first known use of thine was before the 12th century

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“Thine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thine. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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thine

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: your

thine

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of thine (Entry 2 of 2)

: yours

thine

pronoun
\ ˈt͟hīn How to pronounce thine (audio) \

Kids Definition of thine

: 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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