urine

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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”, The Economist, 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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  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.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French orine, from Latin urina. Respelled urine in Middle French to reflect the original Latin spelling.

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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 form of urina

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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