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English

A glass of wine

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -aɪn

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Etymology 1

From Middle English < Old English wīn < Proto-Germanic *wīnam < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vīnum < Ancient Greek οἶνος (oinos).

Related words include Dutch wijn, German Wein, Finnish viini, Swedish vin, French vin, Spanish vino, Greek οίνος (oínos), Slovak and Czech víno, Polish wino, Russian вино (vinó), Georgian ღვინო (ğvino).

Noun

Singular
wine

Plural
s

wine (s)
  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of grapes.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of fruits or vegetables other than grapes, usually preceded by the type of the fruit or vegetable; for example, "dandelion wine".
  3. (countable) A serving of wine
  4. (uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.
    wine colour:   
  5. (computing) A compatibility layer that allows programs made for Microsoft Windows® to run under UNIX and Linux.
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Verb

Infinitive
to wine

Third person singular
win

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to wine (third-person singular simple present win, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To entertain with wine.
    • 1919, Lee Meriwether, The War Diary of a Diplomat, Dodd, Mead and Company, page 159:
      Neither Major Wadhams nor I is accustomed to being wined and dined by perfect strangers who do not even present themselves, but leave servants to do the honors, consequently to both of us our present situation smacks of romance and adventure;
  2. (intransitive) To drink wine.
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Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
wine

Plural
-

wine (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) wind

Quotations

  • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century
    Vor voices rawze upon tha wine
  • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
Aw how sholl I tell o’m—vor âll pirty maidens
When I pass’d ’em look’d back—ther smill rawze on tha wine.

Middle High German

Noun

wine m.

  1. friend

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wini, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (love, desire). Cognate with Old High German wini, Old Norse vinr (Danish ven, Norwegian vin), Old Saxon wini. Related to Old English wynn, wenian. The IE root is also the source of Latin venus, Proto-Celtic *wenja- (Old Irish fine, Breton gwenn, Welsh gwen).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwine/

Noun

wine m.

  1. (poetic) friend, lord, protector
    wine werigmod, wætre beflowen on dreorsele: sad-hearted friend, surrounded by water in his lonely hall. (The Wife’s Lament)

Derived terms

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative wine winas
accusative wine winas
genitive wines wina
dative wine winum

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