See also: Urine, uriné, and urinë

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, a borrowing from Old French orine, from Latin ūrīna(urine), from Proto-Indo-European *uh₁r-, zero grade of *weh₁r-(water, liquid, milk). Related to *h₁ewHdʰr̥- (see udder).[1] Displaced native English land(urine), (Middle English land, from Old English hland(urine)).

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urine (usually uncountable, plural urines)

  1. (physiology) Liquid excrement consisting of water, salts and urea, which is made in the kidneys, stored in the bladder, then released through the urethra.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.

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urine (third-person singular simple present urines, present participle urining, simple past and past participle urined)

  1. (archaic) To urinate.
    • 1814, The Medical and Physical Journal (volume 31, page 226)
      He got out of bed every time he urined, or tried to urine.

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  1. ^ Watkins, Calvert (2000). The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. 2nd edition, page 100, s.v. wē-r-. ISBN 0-618-08250-6.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French urine, respelled from Old French orine to reflect the original Latin spelling, from Latin urina. Old French orine likely derived from a Vulgar Latin intermediate form *aurina, which was influenced by aurum(gold). Compare also Italian orina.

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urine f (plural urines)

  1. urine

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urine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of uriner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of uriner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of uriner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of uriner
  5. second-person singular imperative of uriner

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urine f

  1. plural of urina

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French orine, respelled urine to reflect the Latin spelling urina.

NounEdit

urine f (plural urines)

  1. urine

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urine

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of urinar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of urinar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of urinar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of urinar