Definition of thine in English:


possessive pronoun

  • ‘his spirit will take courage from thine’
    archaic form of yours; the thing or things belonging to or associated with thee
    • ‘Then pray consent & make me thine, to save from death your Valentine.’
    • ‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever.’
    • ‘O light of my life, o most beautiful goddess, who doth hold my heart and soul, would it please thee to give this gift unto me, this most miserable servant of thine?’
    • ‘It is status symbol, emblem of success, a marker that separates me from thee, mine from thine, my worth from your worthlessness.’
    • ‘Son of George, with what art thou now again discontent, or what lack is thine?’

possessive determiner

  • ‘inquire into thine own heart’
    form of thy used before a vowel
    • ‘And of course, ‘know thine enemy’ is a classic maxim used by all engaged in battle in order to get the upper hand and defeat their enemy.’
    • ‘Now, tell me where in ‘love thine enemies‘does intolerance and blind hatred belong?’
    • ‘They contain small packets of rice, along with the biblical inscription ‘If thine enemies hunger, feed them.’’
    • ‘I was brought up to believe in ‘to thine own self be true‘.’
    • ‘Remember, Jesus says ‘I come not to bring peace but a sword’, and ‘if thine eye offend you, gouge it out’ - all very jolly, I must say.’


The use of thine is still found in some traditional dialects but elsewhere it is restricted to archaic contexts. See also thou


Old English thīn, of Germanic origin; related to German dein, also to thou.