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Origin of vin.
WORDS THAT USE VIN-
What does vin- mean?
Vin- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “wine.” It is used in a few scientific terms connected to wine-making.
Vin- comes from the Latin vīnum, meaning “wine.” The English word wine also ultimately comes from the Latin vīnum.
Vin- is a variant of vini- or vino-, and may be used when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use vino- and Words That Use vini- articles.
Examples of vin-
While vin- is not widely used as combining form, knowing its meaning certainly helps make it easier to grasp a lot of other words that share a root in the Latin vīnum, wine.”
For instance, vinaceous means “of, relating to, or resembling wine or grapes.” Learn more about the suffix -aceous at our entry for the form.
Vinaceous is a great color adjective, too, and can also refer to something that is the color of red wine—like burgundy, which is also the name of a type of red wine.
Some other adjectives for referring to wine include vineal and vinic. Like vin- and vinaceous, they derive from the Latin vīnum. So does the word vine!
What are some other forms that vin- may be commonly confused with?
How to use vin in a sentence
But after Vin came in and starting doing the role, he blew us away.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fast and Furious co-stars Jordana Brewster and Vin Diesel paid tribute to Paul Walker.The Best Moments of the MTV Movie Awards|Marina Watts|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This cult classic Vin Diesel clip from a British talk show is great for a number of reasons.
For an action franchise superstar, Vin Diesel is pretty freaking adorable.
A quick YouTube search reveals that Vin Diesel truly contains multitudes.
Pour on a wine-glassful of Sauterne or vin de Grave, and strew over it some Spanish pimento.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode|Harriet A. de Salis
If he did not have charge of the plans, then the chances were that Vin.The Call of the Beaver Patrol|V. T. Sherman
His breakfast—the gaol-allowance of bread and vin ordinaire—was by his side.My Lady Ludlow|Elizabeth Gaskell
The dinner was a simple one, consisting of soup, a joint, and two or three vegetables; the wines vin ordinaire and Burgundy.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete|General Philip Henry Sheridan
Dear Sara's letter is very charming—not at all physicky—rather an agreeable draught of vin sucr.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot