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Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

þy

  1. (possessive) thy

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an earlier *þiu, *þiō, apparently formed from the demonstrative base *þi- with the nominal instrumental ending . Cognate with Old Frisian þiu, Old Saxon þiu, Old High German diu, Old Norse því, Gothic 𐌸𐌴 (þē).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

þȳ m, n

  1. instrumental of
  2. instrumental of þæt

AdverbEdit

þȳ

  1. therefore, for this reason, on that account; because, since; then.
    • And þy is nu geworden wide and side to ful yfelan gewunan: and therefore it has now become an evil custom far and wide. (Sermo Lupi)
  2. (used with comparative) the
    • hy beoð þy gesundran ond þy sigefæstran: they will be the safer and the more confident of victory. (Anglo-Saxon Riddles)

ConjunctionEdit

þȳ

  1. For the reason that, by reason of; because, since; then.