Origin of tinctClassical Latin tinctus, past participle of tingere: see tinge
Origin of tinctMiddle English, a transforming elixir, from Latin t&imacron;nctus, a dyeing, from past participle of tingere, to dye.
(third-person singular simple present tincts, present participle tincting, simple past and past participle tincted)
- to tint, tinge or colour
From Latin tinctus (“dyeing"), past participle of tingÅ (“I tinge").