[ verb proh-peen; noun proh-peen, -pahyn ]
/ verb proʊˈpin; noun proʊˈpin, -ˈpaɪn /
verb (used with object), pro·pined, pro·pin·ing.
to offer as a present.
a present; gift.
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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Examples from the Web for propine
Propine—Usually gift, but here the power of giving or bestowing.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)|Walter Scott