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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare þegiðu (shut up) the viðskeyttur boðháttur of þegja (to be silent), þögn (silence) and þagga (to silence).

InterjectionEdit

þey!

  1. hush!
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Þey þey! þey þey! þaut í holti tófa,
      þurran vill hún blóði væta góm,
      eða líka einhver var að hóa
      undarlega digrum karlaróm;
      útilegumenn í Ódáðahraun
      eru kannske að smala fé á laun.
      Hush, hush, hush, hush,
      the fox howls in the forest,
      wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
      Or - is it someone calling,
      strangely, with a harsh voice?
      Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
      are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative spellingsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

þey (accusative þem, genitive þeyres, þeyren, possessive determiner þeyr)

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

þey

  1. Alternative form of þi (thy)

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

þey

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

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

þey (plural þeies)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Etymology 5Edit

AdverbEdit

þey

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

ConjunctionEdit

þey

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

Etymology 6Edit

NumeralEdit

þey

  1. Alternative form of tweyn (two)