An example of thine is John telling Mary that the horse belongs to John, by saying the horse is thine.
Origin of thineMiddle English thin ; from OE, genitive of thu, thou ( Middle English loss of -n before a consonant gives thy)
pron.(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
adjectiveA possessive form of thou1.
Origin of thineMiddle English thin; see thy.
- (archaic) Singular second person prevocalic possessive determiner (preconsonantal form: thy).
- (archaic) Singular second person possessive pronoun.