See also: yes, thes, and thés

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English þēs, þēos, þis.

PronunciationEdit

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

DeterminerEdit

þes

  1. these
Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

þes

  1. these
Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

þes

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

PronounEdit

þes

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

Etymology 3Edit

DeterminerEdit

þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

PronounEdit

þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

AdverbEdit

þes

  1. Alternative form of þis (this)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

þēs (demonstrative)

  1. this

PronounEdit

þēs (demonstrative)

  1. this

DeclensionEdit

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

ReferencesEdit