Dutch Edit

Etymology Edit

From Middle Dutch mine. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛi̯.nə/
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  • Hyphenation: mij‧ne
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯nə

Determiner Edit


  1. non-attributive form of mijn (English: mine)
    Normally used in conjunction with the definite article de or het depending on the gender of what is being referred to.
    Die koe is de mijne. — That cow is my one. That cow is mine.
    Dat schaap is het mijne. — That sheep is my one. That sheep is mine.
    Dat is de/het mijne. — That is my one. That is mine.
  2. (archaic or dialectal) Inflected form of mijn
    Used for plurals in archaic literary style.
    Dat zijn mijne vrienden.These are my friends.
    Used for masculine singulars in Flemish and Brabantian dialects.
    Dat is mijne hond.That's my dog.

Inflection Edit