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Thanks

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thanken, thankien, from Old English þancian, þoncian ‎(to thank, give thanks), from Proto-Germanic *þankōną ‎(to thank), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz ‎(thought, gratitude), from Proto-Indo-European *teng- ‎(to think, feel). Cognate with Saterland Frisian tonkje ‎(to thank), West Frisian tanke ‎(to thank), Dutch danken ‎(to thank), Low German danken ‎(to thank), German danken ‎(to thank), Danish takke ‎(to thank), Swedish tacka ‎(to thank), Icelandic þakka ‎(to thank). Related to thought.

InterjectionEdit

thanks

  1. Used to express appreciation or gratitude.
    Could you give me a hand, please? — Yes, sure. — Thanks.
    • ~1595, Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 5, scene 1
      Thanks, courteous wall: Jove shield thee well for this!

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NounEdit

thanks

  1. plural of thank

NounEdit

thanks ‎(uncountable)

  1. An expression of gratitude.
    After all I’ve done, a simple acknowledgment is all the thanks I get?
  2. Grateful feelings or thoughts.

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VerbEdit

thanks

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of thank
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