thine

1 of 2

adjective

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

thine

2 of 2

pronoun

singular or plural in construction
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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English thin, from Old English thīn

Pronoun

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

First Known Use

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

thine

pronoun
ˈthīn
archaic
: thy one : thy ones

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