tine

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See also: Tine and ține

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tine, alteration of Middle English tinde, tind, from Old English tind, from Proto-Germanic *tindaz. Cognate with German Zinne. Compare also the related English tind.

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]

Unknown origin, possibly related to etymology 1.

Alternative spellings[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tine (comparative tiner, superlative tinest)

  1. small, diminutive

Descendents[edit]

  1. tiny

Etymology 3[edit]

See teen (affliction).

Noun[edit]

tine

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

Etymology 4[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.
    • 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 5[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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

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Aromanian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tine

  1. Alternative form of tini

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tine f (genitive singular tine, nominative plural tinte)

  1. fire

Declension[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  • "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.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

tine

  1. vocative singular of tinus

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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 terms[edit]

  • te (unstressed form)

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