See also: -þu, þú, and thu

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

þū

  1. Romanization of 𐌸𐌿

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

þu

  1. Alternative form of þou

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognate with Old Frisian thū, Old Saxon thū, Old Dutch thū, Old High German , Old Norse þú, Gothic 𐌸𐌿 (þū). Non-Germanic cognates include Latin and Ancient Greek σύ ().

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

þū

  1. you (nominative singular)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: þou

Usage notesEdit

Unlike later (Middle and Early Modern) usage of "thou", Old English þū was simply a singular pronoun, with no connotation of informality or disrespect.


Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

PronounEdit

þū

  1. thou

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Swedish: du