See also: yei, thei, and Yei

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

þei

  1. Romanization of 𐌸𐌴𐌹

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old Norse þeir.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

þei (accusative þem, genitive þeires, þeiren, possessive determiner þeir)

  1. Third-person plural pronoun: they
    • 1375, William of Palerne:
      Non knew here cunseile but þei þre one.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (rare) Third-person singular pronoun: they
  3. (demonstrative) those
Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: they
    • Sranan Tongo: they
  • Scots: thay
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Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

þei

  1. Alternative form of þi (thy)

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

þei

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

þei (plural þeies)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Etymology 5Edit

AdverbEdit

þei

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þouȝ (though)

ConjunctionEdit

þei

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þouȝ (though)

Etymology 6Edit

NumeralEdit

þei

  1. Alternative form of tweyn (two)