See also: Rine and riñe



Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rinen, from Old English hrīnan, from Proto-Germanic *hrīnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to strip, touch).


rine (third-person singular simple present rines, present participle rining, simple past and past participle rined)

  1. (transitive) To touch.
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To concern; affect.
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To pertain to; fall to.
  4. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To tend to a certain effect or outcome.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English rune, from Old English ryne (a course, run, running, orbit, a flow, flux, period of time, cycle, luster, expanse, extent), from Proto-Germanic *runiz (course), from Proto-Indo-European *er(e)- (to cause to move, grow). Cognate with German Ronne (a channel), Icelandic ryne (a flow, stream). See runnel.

Alternative formsEdit


rine (plural rines)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A watercourse or ditch.

Etymology 3Edit

Variation of rind.


rine (plural rines)

  1. Alternative form of rind


Inari SamiEdit


From Proto-Samic *rinē.



  1. snow or rime that collects on trees and structures


Even e-stem, -n gradation
Nominative riṇe
Genitive rine
Singular Plural
Nominative riṇe rineh
Accusative rine riinijd
Genitive rine rinij
Illative riṇán riinijd
Locative riineest riinijn
Comitative riinijn rinijguin
Abessive rinettáá rinijttáá
Essive rinneen
Partitive rinneed
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person
2nd person
3rd person

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland