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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _thou_, _thow_, _thu_, _þou_, from Old English _þū_, from Proto-Germanic _*þū_, from Proto-Indo-European _*túh₂_. Akin to Old Frisian _thū_ (West Frisian _do_), Old Saxon _thū_ (Low German _du_), Old Dutch _thū_ (Middle Dutch _du_, Limburgish _doe_), Old High German _dū_ (German _du_), Old Norse _þú_, (Icelandic _þú_, Danish _du_, Norwegian _du_, Swedish _du_, Old Swedish _þu_), Latin _tu_, Ancient Greek _σύ_ (sú) (Modern Greek _εσύ_ (esý)). PRONUNCIATION * enPR: _th_ou, IPA(key): /ðaʊ/ * Rhymes: -aʊ ALTERNATIVE FORMS * thu, du, thow, tha PRONOUN Wikipedia THOU (_plural_ YE _or_ YOU, _objective case_ THEE, _reflexive_ THYSELF, _possessive determiner_ THY _or_ THINE, _possessive pronoun_ THINE) * (archaic, literary, religious, ceremonial, or dialectal) you singular informal, nominative case USAGE NOTES * _Thou_ is used with the archaic second-person singular of verbs, which usually ends in _-est_, as in, for example, “Lovest THOU me?” Irregular forms include: _art_ (of _be_), _hast_ (of _have_), _shalt_ (of _shall_), _wost_ (of _wit_), _wilt_ (of _will_), and _dost_ (of _do_). DERIVED TERMS * th'art * thou'lt * thou'rt * thou'st TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO VERB THOU (_third-person singular simple present_ THOUS, _present participle_ THOUING, _simple past and past participle_ THOUED) * (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun _thou_, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt. * 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘On the City Wall’, _In Black and White_, Folio Society 2005, p. 443: "One service more, _Sahib_, since thou hast come so opportunely," said Lalun. "Wilt thou" – it is very nice to be THOU-ED by Lalun – "take this old man across the City [...] to the Kumharsen Gate?" _I THOU thee, thou traitor!_ (Edward Coke to Walter Raleigh) _Avaunt, caitiff, dost thou THOU me! I am come of good kin, I tell thee!_ (The morality play _Hickscorner_, ca. 1530) _If thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss_[...] (_Twelfth Night_ 3.2, Sir Toby Belch to Sir Andrew, egging him on to pick a fight with another, where one would expect one knight courteously to say to another, "If _you_ thou him..."). _Don't THOU them as THOUS thee!_ (Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children) * (intransitive) To use the word _thou_. ANTONYMS * you TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English thou, thow, thu, þou, from Old English þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Akin to Old Frisian thū (West Frisian do), Old Saxon thū (Low German du), Old Dutch thū (Middle Dutch du, Limburgish doe), Old High German (German du), Old Norse þú, (Icelandic þú, Danish du, Norwegian du, Swedish du, Old Swedish þu), Latin tu, Ancient Greek σύ () (Modern Greek εσύ (esý)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: thou, IPA(key): /ðaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Alternative forms

Pronoun

Wikipedia

thou (plural ye or you, objective case thee, reflexive thyself, possessive determiner thy or thine, possessive pronoun thine)

  1. (archaic, literary, religious, ceremonial, or dialectal) you singular informal, nominative case
Usage notes
Derived terms
  • th'art
  • thou'lt
  • thou'rt
  • thou'st
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Verb

thou (third-person singular simple present thous, present participle thouing, simple past and past participle thoued)

  1. (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt.
    I thou thee, thou traitor! (Edward Coke to Walter Raleigh)
    Avaunt, caitiff, dost thou thou me! I am come of good kin, I tell thee! (The morality play Hickscorner, ca. 1530)
    If thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss[...] (Twelfth Night 3.2, Sir Toby Belch to Sir Andrew, egging him on to pick a fight with another, where one would expect one knight courteously to say to another, "If you thou him...").
    Don't thou them as thous thee! (Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children)
  2. (intransitive) To use the word thou.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Shortened from _thousandth_. PRONUNCIATION * enPR: thou, IPA(key): /θaʊ/ * Rhymes: -aʊ NOUN THOU (_plural_ THOUS) * (dated UK) A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch. SYNONYMS * mil (US)

Shortened from thousandth.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: thou, IPA(key): /θaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Noun

thou (plural thous)

  1. (dated UK) A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
Synonyms

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

Shortened from _thousand_. PRONUNCIATION * enPR: thou, IPA(key): /θaʊ/ * Rhymes: -aʊ NOUN THOU (_plural_ THOU) * (slang) A thousand, _especially_ a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc. STATISTICS

Shortened from thousand.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: thou, IPA(key): /θaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Noun

thou (plural thou)

  1. (slang) A thousand, especially a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.

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