Teri Coppedge teaches Spanish using TPRS methodology (TPRS = Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) in Ashland, Oregon. Posts from her current and previous classes appear here, as well as information on how to take lively Spanish lessons in Ashland, Oregon, as part of OLLI at Southern Oregon University.
According to Wordsmith.org, A.Word.A.Day, with Anu Garg,
it's from Latin. And the English version is propine, which I notice my computer underlines as an English misspelling and which I had never known before.
verb tr.: To gift, tip, or pledge. noun: A gift or tip.
From Latin propinare (to drink to
someone’s health, to present), from Greek propinein (to drink first, to
give), from pro- (for, before) + pinein (to drink). Earliest documented
“The priests of a neighbouring convent, in
expectation of the ample donation ... which Cedric had propined,
attended upon the car.”
Walter Scott; Ivanhoe; A. Constable & Co.; 1820." "