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thine

adjective \ ˈt͟hīn \

Definition of thine

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

Origin and Etymology of thine

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn


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thine

pronoun, singular or plural in construction

Definition of thine

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

Origin and Etymology of thine

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


THINE Defined for Kids

thine

pronoun \ ˈt͟hīn \

Definition of thine for Students

: 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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