Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From þeir +‎ -es. Compare heres.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈθɛi̯r(i)s/, /ˈðɛi̯r(i)s/, /ˈθɛi̯r(i)z/, /ˈðɛi̯r(i)z/[1][2]

Pronoun edit

þeires (nominative þei)

  1. Third-person plural possessive pronoun: theirs, of them[3]

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: theirs

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Brink, Daniel (1992), “Variation between <þ-> and <t-> in the Ormulum”, in Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr and Robert L. Kyes, editors, On Germanic Linguistics: Issues and Methods (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs; 68), De Gruyter Mouton, →DOI, →ISBN, pages 21-35.
  2. ^ Thurber, Beverly A. (15 February 2011), “Voicing of Initial Interdental Fricatives in Early Middle English Function Words”, in Journal of Germanic Linguistics, volume 23, issue 1, Cambridge University Press, →DOI, pages 65-81.
  3. ^ theires, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 9 June 2018.