Origin of dyne
Examples from the Web for dyne
All other thinges consydered, she determined to dyne fyrste.
Vpon a daye the sayde Piso made a dyner, and sente a seruaunt to desire Clodius the Consull to come and dyne with him.
The intensity of field which acts on a unit pole with a force of one dyne.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One|Nehemiah Hawkins
The name comes from two Greek words, “dyne” meaning “force” and the other part meaning “different.”Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son|John Mills
And we dined at Semi Donos, where we had great cheare and kind entertaynment; and the Hollanders are to dyne theare to morrow.Diary of Richard Cocks, Volume II|Richard Cocks
British Dictionary definitions for dyne
Word Origin for dyne
Word Origin and History for dyne
metric unit of force, 1873, from German use of Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)); perhaps also influenced by French dyne, which had been proposed c.1842 as a unit of force in a different sense.