Origin of tinctClassical Latin tinctus, past participle of tingere: see tinge
Origin of tinctMiddle English a transforming elixir from Latin tīnctus 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").