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Vine

verb Can be used as an action.; proper noun It is a brand name.; other word formation type Metaphorical change in meaning.; noun It can be used as an object.
"Vine" as a proper noun is a video sharing application on smart phones, where people can post 7 second looping videos. "Vine" as a noun is a 7 second looping video found on the application Vine. "Vine" as a verb is the action of video taping in order to post a video on Vine. "Vine" was derived through a metaphorical change because the videos found on "Vine" are looping which is metaphorically similar to the manner in which "vines"as in the plant, twists and loops as it grows.
 
"Do something funny! I'm vining you", " I saw a hilarious vine yesterday", or "have you ever posted on Vine before?"
Etymology : "Vine" comes from the 14th century from Old French noun "vigne", which is from Latin "vinea" meaning "vine or vineyard," which was a result of metonymy from the word "vinum" meaning "wine". Origins of "vine" are from Proto-Indo-European "win-o".
Source : Roommate. October 2nd 2013.
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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