Origin of thineMiddle English thin from OE, genitive of thu, thou ( Middle English loss of -n before a consonant gives thy)
Thine is defined as something belongs to you.
An example of thine is John telling Mary that the horse belongs to John, by saying the horse is thine.
that or those belonging to thee (you): the possessive form of thou, used without a following noun: this book is thine; thine are better; is he a friend of thine?
thy: used esp. before a word beginning with a vowel or the letter h
pron.used with a sing. or pl. verb
Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to thee.
adjectiveA possessive form of thou1
Used instead of thy before an initial vowel or h : “The presidential candidates are practicing the first rule of warfare: know thine enemy” ( Eleanor Clift )
Origin of thineMiddle English thin ; see thy .
- (archaic) Singular second person prevocalic possessive determiner (preconsonantal form: thy).
- (archaic) Singular second person possessive pronoun.
- Glorious is thine uprising from the horizon.
- Perforce thou must consult before everything the general interest of Christendom, and must consider it an obligation of thine office to respect the opinions of the highest dignitaries of the court of Rome."
- The Letters breathe the spirit of the New Comedy and the Alexandrine poets; portions of Letter 33 are almost literally translated in Ben Jonson's Song to Celia, " Drink to me only with thine eyes."
- I was looking in the direction of the Europeans who are coming from beyond the seas to tear down thy purdahs and destroy thine empire."
- Remember, Lord, thy church to deliver it from all evil, and to perfect it in thy love, and gather it together from the four winds,' the sanctified, unto thy kingdom, which thou bast prepared for it; for thine is the power and the glory for ever.