(third-person singular simple present rines, present participle rining, simple past and past participle rined)
From Middle English rinen, from Old English hrīnan (“to touch, lay hold of, reach, seize, strike, have connection with, contact”), from Proto-Germanic *hrīnaną (“to touch”), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (“to strip, touch”). Cognate with Old Saxon hrīnan (“to touch”), Old High German hrīnan (“to touch”), Icelandic hrína (“to cleave, hurt, overtake”).
From Middle English rune, from Old English ryne (“a course, run, running, orbit, a flow, flux, period of time, cycle, luster, expanse, extent”), from Proto-Germanic *runiz (“course”), from Proto-Indo-European *er(e)- (“to cause to move, grow”). Cognate with German Ronne (“a channel”), Icelandic ryne (“a flow, stream”). See runnel.
- Alternative form of rind.
Variation of rind.