See also: Thi, thi, thi-, thì, thí, thī, Thị, thị, ʈʰi, thĩ, thî, and þí

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

An apocopic form of þin, þine, thyn, from Old English þīn, from Proto-West Germanic *þīn, from Proto-Germanic *þīnaz.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /θiː/, /ðiː/
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ði/[1][2]
  • (after /t/, /d/, especially early) IPA(key): /tiː/, /ti/

Determiner edit

þi (nominative pronoun þou)

  1. second-person singular possessive determiner: thy, your[3]
Usage notes edit

When followed by a word starting with a vowel or h-, þin or one of its variants is typically used.

Descendants edit
  • English: thy
  • Yola: thee, th'
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. ^ thin, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2 edit

Determiner edit

þi

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

Etymology 3 edit

Pronoun edit

þi

  1. Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 4 edit

Pronoun edit

þi

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Etymology 5 edit

Adverb edit

þi

  1. Alternative form of þe (the)

Etymology 6 edit

Noun edit

þi (plural þies)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Old English edit

Article edit

þī

  1. Alternative form of þȳ

Determiner edit

þī

  1. Alternative form of þȳ

Pronoun edit

þī

  1. Alternative form of þȳ