See also: yes, thes, and thés

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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From Old English þēs, þēos, þis.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /θeːs/, /ðeːs/, /ˈθeːz(ə)/, /ˈðeːz(ə)/

Determiner

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þes

  1. these
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Pronoun

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þes

  1. these
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Descendants

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  • English: these
  • Middle Scots: thais, thois, theis

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Etymology 2

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Determiner

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þes

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þas (the, that, this)

Pronoun

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þes

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þas (of that, of this)

Etymology 3

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Determiner

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þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

Pronoun

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þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

Adverb

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þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

Old English

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Etymology

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From West Germanic, the base being *þes-, from Proto-Germanic *þat.

Cognate with Old Frisian thīs, Old High German dese, Old Norse þessi.

Pronunciation

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Determiner

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þēs (demonstrative)

  1. this

Pronoun

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þēs (demonstrative)

  1. this

Declension

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In later language the feminine genitive, dative, and instrumental singular is also þissere, þisre, and the genitive plural is also þissera, þisra.

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