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Mine
See also: Mine, miné, min?, mín?, and -mine

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: m?n, IPA(key): /ma?n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a?n

Etymology 1

From Middle English min, myn, from Old English m?n, from Proto-Germanic *m?naz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos. Cognate with Saterland Frisian mien, West Frisian myn, Dutch mijn, Low German mien, German mein, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian min, Icelandic mín.

Alternative forms

Pronoun

mine

  1. My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
    1. Used predicatively.
      The house itself is mine, but the land is not.
    2. Used substantively, with an implied noun.
      Mine has been a long journey.
    3. Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
      Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend.
    4. (archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
    5. (archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.
Usage notes
  • My and mine are essentially two forms of the same word, with my being used attributively before the noun, and mine being used in all other cases, as may be seen in most of the usage examples and quotations above. In this respect, this word is analogous to most of the other possessive pronouns (e.g. your vs. yours), as well as a number of other noun modifiers, such as lone/alone.
  • Historically, my came to be used only before a consonant sound, and later came to be used regardless of the following sound. Nonetheless, mine still sees archaic pre-vocalic use, as may be seen in the 1862 quotation above.
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

From Middle English, from Old French mine, from Late Latin mina, from Gaulish (compare to Welsh mwyn, Irish mianach ("ore")), from Proto-Celtic *m?nis ("ore, metal").

Noun

mine (plural mines)

Entrance to a gold mine in Victoria, Australia
Cutaway view of an anti-tank landmine
  1. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
    This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.
    He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.
    Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.
  2. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.
    She's a mine of information.
  3. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  4. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
    His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine.
    The warship was destroyed by floating mines.
  5. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  6. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
  7. (computing) A machine or network of machines used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mine (third-person singular simple present mines, present participle mining, simple past and past participle mined)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
    Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
    • 1837, Andrew Ure, Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines
      Lead veins have been traced [...] but they have not been mined.
  3. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
    We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  4. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  5. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
    the mining cony
  6. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine.
  7. (by extension, figurative) To ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  8. (slang) To pick one's nose.
  9. (computing) To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.
Derived terms
Translations
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Etymology 3

Borrowed from French mine.

Noun

mine (plural mines)

  1. Alternative form of mien

Anagrams


Aromanian

Pronoun

mine

  1. Alternative form of mini

Crimean Gothic

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *m?nô.

Noun

mine

  1. moon
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Mine. Luna.

Czech

Pronunciation

Verb

mine

  1. third-person singular future indicative of minout

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mi:n?/, ['mi:n?], ['mi:n?]

Noun

mine c (singular definite minen, plural indefinite miner)

  1. look, air, mien
  2. (military) mine
  3. pit

Inflection

Pronoun

mine

  1. (possessive) plural of min

See also


French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *mina, Gaulish *meina (see also Welsh mwyn, Irish míanach ("ore")), from Proto-Celtic *m?nis ("ore, metal").

Noun

mine f (plural mines)

  1. mine (excavation or explosive)
  2. pencil lead
  3. (soccer) piledriver, scorcher
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Breton min ("beak, muzzle") (from Proto-Celtic *m?nis, in the sense of "red")[1], or from Italian mina, from Latin minio ("to redden").[2]

Noun

mine f (plural mines)

  1. appearance, physical aspect; expression
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From miner

Verb

mine

  1. inflection of miner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

Further reading

References

  1. ^ Rea, J. & Rea, C. B. (1973): Circa instans, p. 401
  2. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 727, mine1

Irish

Pronunciation

Adjective

mine

  1. inflection of mion:
    1. genitive feminine singular
    2. comparative degree

Noun

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mine mhine not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Noun

mine f

  1. plural of mina

Anagrams


Japanese

Romanization

mine

  1. R?maji transcription of

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Old French mine.

Noun

mine f

  1. ore vein, mine
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: mijn
  • Limburgish: mien

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

mine

  1. inflection of mijn:
    1. feminine nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Further reading


Middle English

Determiner

mine (subjective pronoun I)

  1. Alternative form of min

Pronoun

mine (subjective I)

  1. Alternative form of min

References


Norwegian Bokmål

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

Pronunciation

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Noun

mine f or m (definite singular mina or minen, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived terms

Determiner

mine

  1. plural of min

References

  • "mine" in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • "min" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

Noun

mine f (definite singular mina, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

mine (present tense minar/miner, past tense mina/minte, past participle mina/mint, passive infinitive minast, present participle minande, imperative min)

  1. Alternative form of mina

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

mine

  1. plural of min

References

  • "mine" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • "min" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Phuthi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun

miné

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Portuguese

Verb

mine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of minar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of minar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of minar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of minar

Romanian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin m?, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *m?ne, or through analogy with cine, from *quene, from quem. It also possibly acquired this ending through adopting the common Latin accusative inflection -inem. Compare tine, sine. Compare also Aromanian mini, Dalmatian main.

Pronoun

mine (stressed accusative form of eu)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") me
    m? iube?ti pe mine? - Do you love me?
Related terms
  • m? (unstressed form)
See also

Etymology 2

Noun

mine

  1. plural of min?

Scots

Pronunciation

Pronoun

mine

  1. mine

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
mine mhine
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Spanish

Pronunciation

Verb

mine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of minar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of minar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of minar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of minar.

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun

miné

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

Pronoun

mine n sg

  1. (possessive pronoun): dative neuter singular of männ

Declension


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