See also: Wine, WINE, winę, and Wîne

EnglishEdit

 
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A glass of red wine

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wyn, win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom (wine). Doublet of vine.

NounEdit

wine (countable and uncountable, plural wines)

  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grape juice, with an ABV ranging from 5.5–16%.
    • c. 810, charter of Christ Church Canterbury, Cotton Augustus II, 79, f1r:
      ...selle mon... mittan fulne huniges oðða tuegen uuines...
    • 1859, Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia, page 2:
      And David's Lips are lock't; but in divine
      High piping Péhlevi, with "Wine! Wine! Wine!
      Red Wine!" — the Nightingale cries to the Rose
      That yellow Cheek of her's to'incarnadine.
    • 1964, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, p. 156:
      In Europe then [1925] we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also as a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary, and I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking either wine or cider or beer.
    Wine is usually stronger than beer.
    "Wine improves with age but I improve with wine," she slurred as she slid gracefully beneath the table.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting other substances, producing a similar ABV.
  3. (countable) A serving of wine.
    I'd like three beers and two wines, please. My friend will have the same.
  4. (uncountable) The color of red wine, a deep reddish purple.
    wine:  
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VerbEdit

wine (third-person singular simple present wines, present participle wining, simple past and past participle wined)

  1. (transitive) To entertain with wine.
    • 1919, Lee Meriwether, The War Diary of a Diplomat, Dodd, Mead and Company, page 159:
      Neither Major Wadhams nor I is accustomed to being wined and dined by perfect strangers who do not even present themselves, but leave servants to do the honors, consequently to both of us our present situation smacks of romance and adventure;
  2. (intransitive) To drink wine.
    • 1839, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, The Clockmaker:
      I rushed into my cabin, coffeed, wined, and went to bed sobbing.
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Etymology 2Edit

A variant of wind with simplification of the final consonant cluster; for the vowel quality, compare find, mind, rind.

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wine (uncountable)

  1. (Britain dialect) Wind.
    • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century:
      Vor voices rawze upon tha wine
    • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire:
      Aw how sholl I tell o’m—vor âll pirty maidens / When I pass’d ’em look’d back—ther smill rawze on tha wine.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wine, from earlier wini.

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wine (plural wines or wine) (Early Middle English)

  1. friend
  2. relative
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wine

  1. Alternative form of wyn (wine)

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wine

  1. Alternative form of winnen (to win)

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

wine

  1. Alternative form of vine (grapevine)

Middle High GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wini.

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wine m

  1. friend

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *winiz. Cognate with Old Frisian wine, Old Saxon wini, Old High German wini, Old Norse vinr, and Gothic *𐍅𐌹𐌽𐍃 (*wins). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin venus, Proto-Celtic *wenja- (Old Irish fine).

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wine m

  1. (poetic) friend

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Used as a second element of many personal names. It could be appended to mythical creatures (Ælfwine "elf friend," Entwine "giant friend"), animals (Ēowine "horse friend," Earnwine "eagle friend," Seolhwine "seal friend," Lēowine "lion friend," Gōswine "goose friend," Eoforwine "boar friend," Wulfwine "wolf friend," Hundwine "dog friend"), inanimate objects (Seaxwine "knife friend," Goldwine "gold friend," Ealuwine "ale friend"), locations (Centwine "Kent friend"), features of nature (Sǣwine "sea friend," Wealdwine "forest friend"), kinds of people (Wealhwine "Celt friend," Cnihtwine "boy friend"), or abstract concepts (Mōdwine "mind friend" or "courage friend"). It was also often used with adjectives, usually praising the owner of the name, as in Beorhtwine ("bright friend"), Ealdwine ("old friend"), and Dēorwine ("dear friend").

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UnamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • /win/: of snow, snowy
  • /e/: verb marker
  • /-w/: third person suffix

VerbEdit

wine (inanimate intransitive)

  1. (inanimate, intransitive) it snows, it is snowing

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  • Rementer, Jim; Pearson, Bruce L. (2005), “wine”, in Leneaux, Grant; Whritenour, Raymond, editors, The Lenape Talking Dictionary, The Lenape Language Preservation Project