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Obsolete domine clergyman from Latin vocative of dominus lord dem- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Alteration of domine, with spelling changed to reflect pronunciation.
Here Sir Walter Scott lived for six years and De Quincey for nineteen, and William Tennant (1784-1848), author of Anster Fair, was the parish dominie.
Under the care of this "decayed dominie," whom he has so affectionately recorded, he earned a few guineas - his first literary fee - by revising for the press a new edition of Paul and Virginia.
It wis a sair fecht fer me fer ma uncle wis the dominie an we bided wi him.
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