Mine


Mine
Mine Mine (m[imac]n), pron. & a. [OE. min, fr. AS. m[=i]n; akin to D. mijn, OS., OFries., & OHG. m[=i]n, G. mein, Sw. & Dan. min, Icel. minn, Goth. meins my, mine, meina of me, and E. me. [root]187. See {Me}, and cf. {My}.] Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, ``Vengeance is mine; I will repay.'' --Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel. [1913 Webster]

I kept myself from mine iniquity. --Ps. xviii. 23. [1913 Webster]

Note: Mine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed being understood; as, his son is in the army, mine in the navy. [1913 Webster]

When a man deceives me once, says the Italian proverb, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine. --Bp. Horne. [1913 Webster]

This title honors me and mine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She shall have me and mine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, / , (secretly)



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