propine

[ verb proh-peen; noun proh-peen, -pahyn ]

verb (used with object),pro·pined, pro·pin·ing.
  1. to offer as a present.

noun
  1. a present; gift.

Origin of propine

1
First recorded in 1400–50; Late Middle English propinen, from Middle French propiner “to give to drink, drink to one's health,” from Latin propīnāre, from Greek propī́nein “to drink up, drink to one's health,” equivalent to pro- + pī́nein “to drink”; see origin at pro-2

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