[verb proh-peen; noun proh-peen, -pahyn]Scot.
- 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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Propine—Usually gift, but here the power of giving or bestowing.