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See also: Tine and ține

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English tind, from Proto-Germanic *tindaz. Cognate with German Zinne. Cf. also the related tind.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tine (plural tines)

  1. A spike or point on an implement or tool, especially a prong of a fork or a tooth of a comb
  2. A small branch, especially on an antler or horn
TranslationsEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown origin, possibly related to etymology 1.

Alternative spellingsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tine (comparative tiner, superlative tinest)

  1. small, diminutive

DescendentsEdit

  1. tiny

Etymology 3Edit

See teen (affliction).

NounEdit

tine

  1. (obsolete) Trouble; distress; teen.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      As wither'd Weed through cruel Winter's Tine

Etymology 4Edit

See tind.

VerbEdit

tine (third-person singular simple present tines, present participle tining, simple past and past participle tined)

  1. To kindle; to set on fire.
    • 1700, John Dryden, The First Book of Homer's Ilias:
      The priest with holy hands was seen to tine / The cloven wood, and pour the ruddy wine.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      Coals of contention and hot vengeance tin'd.
  2. (obsolete) To rage; to smart.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      Ne was there salve, ne was there medicine, / That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.

Etymology 5Edit

From Old English tȳnan, from tūn (enclosure) (modern town).

VerbEdit

tine (third-person singular simple present tines, present participle tining, simple past and past participle tined)

  1. To shut in, or enclose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tine in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

PronounEdit

tine

  1. Alternative form of tini

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish teine, from Proto-Celtic *teɸnets (fire) (compare Breton and Cornish tan, Welsh tân).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tine f (genitive singular tine, nominative plural tinte)

  1. fire

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative genitive singular: tineadh
  • Alternative dative singular: tinidh
  • Alternative plural: tintreacha (Cois Fharraige)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tine thine dtine
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "tine" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 teine” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

LatinEdit

NounEdit

tine

  1. vocative singular of tinus

NorwegianEdit

VerbEdit

tine

  1. thaw

NounEdit

tine m

  1. Traditional bentwood box

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin , as with mine, sine.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tine (stressed accusative form of tu)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") you
    te iubesc pe tine - I love you

Related termsEdit

  • te (unstressed form)

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