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[verb proh-peen; noun proh-peen, -pahyn]Scot.
verb (used with object), pro·pined, pro·pin·ing.
  1. to offer as a present.
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  1. a present; gift.
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Origin of propine

1400–50; late Middle English propinen < Middle French propiner to give to drink, drink one's health < Latin propīnāre < Greek propī́nein to drink first, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + pī́nein to drink
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Historical Examples of propine

  • Propine—Usually gift, but here the power of giving or bestowing.

    Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)

    Walter Scott