See also: þý, thy, and thŷ

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

DeterminerEdit

þy

  1. Alternative form of þi (thy)

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

þy

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

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

þy

  1. Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 4Edit

PronounEdit

þy

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Etymology 5Edit

AdverbEdit

þy

  1. Alternative form of þe (the)

Etymology 6Edit

NounEdit

þy (plural þyes)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an earlier *þiu, *þiō, apparently formed from the demonstrative base *þi- with the nominal instrumental ending . Cognate with Old Frisian þiu, Old Saxon þiu, Old High German diu, Old Norse því, Gothic 𐌸𐌴 (þē).

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of se

DeterminerEdit

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of

PronounEdit

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of

AdverbEdit

þȳ

  1. therefore, for this reason, on that account; because, since; then
    • And þȳ is nū geworden wīde and sīde tō ful yfelan gewunanand therefore it has now become an evil custom far and wide. (Sermo Lupi)
  2. (used with comparative) the
    • hȳ beoð þȳ gesundran ond þȳ sīgefæstranthey will be the safer and the more confident of victory. (Anglo-Saxon Riddles)

ConjunctionEdit

þȳ

  1. for the reason that, by reason of; because, since; then