tine

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See also: Tine and ține

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English tind. Cognate with German Zinne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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
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Etymology 2[edit]

See teen (affliction).

Noun[edit]

tine

  1. (obsolete) Trouble; distress; teen.
    • Spenser
      Cruel winter's tine.

Etymology 3[edit]

See tind.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To kindle; to set on fire.
    • Dryden
      to tine the cloven wood
    • Spenser
      coals of contention and hot vengeance tin'd
  2. (obsolete) To rage; to smart.
    • Spenser
      Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine / That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.

Etymology 4[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To shut in, or enclose.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , as with mine. Compare Daco-Romanian tine.

Pronoun[edit]

tine

  1. you

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tine f (genitive tine, nominative plural tinte)

  1. fire

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Mutation[edit]

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.

Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tine

  1. thaw

Noun[edit]

tine m

  1. Traditional bentwood box

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin , as with mine, sine.

Pronoun[edit]

tine (stressed accusative form of tu)

  1. (direct object) you
    te iubesc pe tine - I love you

Related terms[edit]

  • te (unstressed form)

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