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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (the, those, plural), from Proto-Germanic *þai (those), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

ArticleEdit

tho

  1. (obsolete) The (plural form); those.

PronounEdit

tho

  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (then, when), from Proto-Germanic *þa- (that), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

AdverbEdit

tho (not comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thereupon.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      Tho, her avizing of the vertues rare / Which thereof spoken were, she gan againe / Her to bethink of that mote to her selfe pertaine.

ConjunctionEdit

tho

  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3Edit

American English; Alteration of though.

AdverbEdit

tho

  1. (informal, chiefly US) Alternative spelling of though.
    • 2009, John Hough, Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg[1], Simon and Schuster, ISBN 9781416589655, page 121:
      I wonder now when I will find time to read it but it is a treasure anyway tho heavy in my knapsack, …

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Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.

ArticleEdit

tho

  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the

Usage notesEdit

While it is likely that Crimean Gothic retained grammatical gender, de Busbecq's letter does not mention which articles are used with which words, making it impossible to reconstruct their gender.


ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tho (comparative mair tho, superlative maist tho)

  1. though, however