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See also: þu and -þu

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

þú

  1. (personal, singular) you, thou
    Þú ert skemmtilegur.
    You are fun.
    Ertu nemandi?
    Are you a student?

Usage notesEdit

  • After verbs the pronoun þú is either:
    separated:
    (separated)
    munt þúare you going to
    (separated)
    skalt þúyou shall
    (separated)
    borðar þúdo you eat
    (separated)
    hoppar þúdo you jump
    (separated)
    sérð þúdo you see
    or suffixed and changed into -ðu, -du, -tu or -u:
    (suffixed)
    muntuare you going to
    (suffixed)
    borðarðudo you eat
    (suffixed)
    viltudo you want to
    (suffixed)
    nennirðucould you be bothered to

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (singular you): þér (formal, archaic)

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognates: see there.

PronounEdit

þú

  1. (in the singular) you

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: du
  • Faroese:
  • Icelandic: þú
  • Norwegian: du
  • Old Swedish: þu
    • Swedish: du