Origin of mine1
verb (used without object), mined, min·ing.
verb (used with object), mined, min·ing.
Origin of mine2
Synonyms for mine
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
noun, plural I's.
Origin of I
Related Words for minefield, pit, store, quarry, reserve, unearth, shovel, extract, excavate, drill, abundance, shaft, hoard, wealth, fund, excavation, spring, treasury, well, bed
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Contemporary Examples of mine
There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
I gave a reading last week with someone who had taken a class of mine.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
I wanted to be anonymous, as some of these people were friends of mine.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
It reminds me of an uncle of mine who said the London Blitz was irritating.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
She then concluded with the assertion that, “The story and the characters of Girl Online are mine.”Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling
December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of mine
Her parents knew of this fact, but mine were ignorant of it.
Of course this isn't all mine; it includes ma's and Psyche's.
He is a countryman of mine; and I know he is as avaricious as an Odomantian.
I tell you he's alive and well, only he's lost your money and Pish's and mine and his own.
“And mine uncle was from the New Forest in Hampshire,” he said.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin for mine
Word Origin for mine
noun plural i's, I's or Is
- something shaped like an I
- (in combination)an I-beam
Word Origin for I
Word Origin for I
"pit or tunnel in the earth for obtaining metals and minerals," c.1300, from Old French mine "vein, lode; tunnel, shaft; mineral ore; mine" (for coal, tin, etc,), of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Welsh mwyn, Irish mein "ore, mine"), from Old Celtic *meini-. Italy and Greece were relatively poor in minerals, thus they did not contribute a word for this to English, but there was extensive mining from an early date in Celtic lands (Cornwall, etc.). From c.1400 as "a tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them."
"lay explosives," 1620s, in reference to old tactic of tunneling under enemy fortifications to blow them up; a specialized sense of mine (v.1) via a sense of "dig under foundations to undermine them" (late 14c.), and miner in this sense is attested from late 13c. Related: Mined; mining.
explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).
12c. shortening of Old English ic, first person singular nominative pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ekan (cf. Old Frisian ik, Old Norse ek, Norwegian eg, Danish jeg, Old High German ih, German ich, Gothic ik), from PIE *eg-, nominative form of the first person singular pronoun (cf. Sanskrit aham, Hittite uk, Latin ego (source of French Je), Greek ego, Russian ja, Lithuanian aš). Reduced to i by mid-12c. in northern England, it began to be capitalized mid-13c. to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.
The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun. [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]
The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. Latin manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts.
see back to the salt mines; gold mine; your guess is as good as mine.
see dot the i's and cross the t's.