See also: Thee, thée, and the'e

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English þe, from Old English þē (thee, originally dative, but later also accusative), from Proto-Germanic *þiz (thee), from Proto-Indo-European *te (second-person singular pronoun). Cognate with Saterland Frisian die (thee), West Frisian dy (thee), German Low German di (thee), German dir (thee, dative pron.), Icelandic þér (thee). More at thou.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: thē, IPA(key): /ðiː/
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  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophone: the (when stressed)

Pronoun edit

thee (second-person singular, objective case, nominative thou, reflexive thyself)

  1. (now chiefly archaic, literary) Objective and reflexive case of thou. [from 8th c.]
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV part 1, act 1, scene 2, lines 49–50:
      Prince Henry: Did I ever call for thee to pay thy part?
      Falstaff: No; I'll give thee thy due, thou hast paid all there.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
      Michael, this my behest have thou in charge,
      Take to thee from among the Cherubim
      Thy choice of flaming Warriours, least the Fiend
    • 1742, “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown”, Charles Wesley (music):
      Come, O thou Traveller unknown, / Whom still I hold, but cannot see! / My company before is gone, / And I am left alone with Thee; / With Thee all night I mean to stay, / And wrestle till the break of day.
  2. (now chiefly archaic, dialect) Thou. [from 12th c.]
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thee (third-person singular simple present thees, present participle theeing, simple past and past participle theed)

  1. (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun thee.
    Synonym: thou
    • 1677, William Gibson, “An Answer to John Cheyney’s Pamphlet Entituled The Shibboleth of Quakerism”, in The Life of God, which is the Light and Salvation of Men, Exalted: [], [London]: [s.n.], →OCLC, page 134:
      What! doſt thou not believe that God's Thouing and theeing was and is ſound Speech? [...] And theeing & Thouing of one ſingle Perſon was the language of Chriſt Jeſus, and the Holy Prophets and Apoſtles both under the Diſpenſations of Law and Goſpel, [...]
  2. (intransitive) To use the word thee.
    Synonym: thou
    • 2006, Julian Dibbell, chapter 5, in Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot, New York, N.Y.: Basic Books, →ISBN:
      The hardcore role-players will wake up one day feeling, like a dead weight on their chest, the strain of endless texting in Renaissance Faire English—yet dutifully go on theeing and thouing all the same.
    • 2009, David R. Keeston [pseudonym; Alan D. Jenkins], “Seeing God in the Ordinary”, in The Hitch Hikers’ Guide to the Gospel, [Morrisville, N.C.]: Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 39:
      You want to hear the word of God, and be challenged to go out and change the world. Instead, you are, for the fifth Sunday in a row, mewling on about purple-headed mountains (which is a bit of an imaginative stretch, since you live in East Anglia) and "theeing" and "thouing" all over the place.

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Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English theen (to increase, prosper, flourish), from Old English þēon (to thrive, prosper, flourish, grow), from Proto-Germanic *þinhaną (to thrive, succeed), from Proto-Indo-European *tenk- (to succeed, turn out well). Cognate with Dutch gedijen (to flourish, thrive, prosper, succeed), German gedeihen (to thrive), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌸𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (gaþeihan, to increase, thrive).

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thee (third-person singular simple present thees, present participle theeing, simple past and past participle theed)

  1. (intransitive, UK, obsolete) To thrive; prosper.
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Etymology 3 edit

From Pitman zee, which it is related to phonetically and graphically, and the sound it represents.

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thee (plural thees)

  1. The letter ⟨(⟩, which stands for the th sound /ð/ in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms edit
  • ith
  • eth, the name of the IPA letter for this sound

Etymology 4 edit

Respelling of the popularized by Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.

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thee

  1. (very rare, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of the

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Etymology edit

From Hokkien (). The "-h-" is a faux-Greek spelling (compare Greek τσάι (tsái)).

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thee m (plural theeën, diminutive theetje n)

 
Gevuld theeglas
Filled tea glass
  1. tea

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Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: tee
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: tei
  • Negerhollands: thee, tee
  • Caribbean Javanese: teh
  • Dutch Low Saxon: thee
  • Danish: te
    • Faroese: te
  • English: tea
  • French: thé
  • Kari'na: te
  • German: Tee
    • German Low German: Tee
      • Plautdietsch: Tee
    • Estonian: tee
    • Hunsrik: Tee
    • Lower Sorbian: tej
    • Romansch: te, ,
    • Saterland Frisian: Tee
    • Silesian: tyj
      • Slovene: (dialectal) te
    • Silesian East Central German: Tee
    • Vilamovian: tyy
    • Zipser German: Tee
  • Icelandic: te
  • New Latin: thea
  • Latvian: tēja
  • Norwegian: te
  • Sranan Tongo: te
    • Aukan: te
    • Saramaccan:
  • Swedish: te, the, thé
    • Finnish: tee
  • West Frisian: tee

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Green Hmong edit

Etymology edit

From Thai ถ่าน (tàan) ("charcoal") or Lao ຖ່ານ (thān) ("charcoal"), ultimately from Middle Chinese (tʰɑnH) ("charcoal").

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thee

  1. charcoal, coal

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

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thee

  1. Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 2 edit

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thee

  1. Alternative form of theen

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thee

  1. Alternative spelling of thé: lenited form of tee (hot).

Scots edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old English þēoh, from Proto-Germanic *þeuhą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tewk-.

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thee (plural thees)

  1. thigh

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English theen, from Old English þēon, from Proto-Germanic *þinhaną.

Verb edit

thee (third-person singular simple present thees, present participle theein, simple past theet, past participle theet)

  1. (archaic, literary) To thrive, prosper

Etymology 3 edit

From Middle English þe, from Old English þē (thee, originally dative, but later also accusative), from Proto-Germanic *þiz (thee), from Proto-Indo-European *te (second-person singular pronoun).

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thee (subjective case thou, reflexive thysel, possessive determiner thy)

  1. (archaic outside Orkney and Shetland) thee, you (2nd person singular object pronoun, informal)
  2. (Orkney, Shetland) thou, you (2nd person singular subject pronoun, informal)
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  • Regularly used throughout Scotland up until the middle of the 1800s; now only used as an archaism outside Shetland and Orkney.
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White Hmong edit

Etymology edit

From Thai ถ่าน (tàan) ("charcoal") or Lao ຖ່ານ (thān) ("charcoal"), ultimately from Middle Chinese (tʰɑnH) ("charcoal").

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thee

  1. charcoal, coal

Yola edit

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English þe, from Old English þē.

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thee

  1. thee[1]
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, page 40:
      Fho told thee?
      Who told thee?
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, page 78:
      Whileen to thee.
      That you may be upset.
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 1, page 84:
      Fade teil thee zo lournagh, co Joane, zo knaggee?
      What ails you so melancholy, quoth John, so cross?
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 2, page 84:
      Well, gosp, c'hull be zeid; mot thee fartoo, an fade;
      Well, gossip, it shall be told; you ask what ails me, and for what;
    • 1867, “VERSES IN ANSWER TO THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 2, page 100:
      Craneen t' thee wee aam, thee luggès shell aake.
      Choking to thee with them. Thy ears shall ache.
    • 1867, “VERSES IN ANSWER TO THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 3, page 100:
      Heal, griue, an kin, apaa thee, graacuse Forth,
      Health, wealth, and regard upon thee, gracious Forth,

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English þi, apocopated variant of þin, from Old English þīn, from Proto-West Germanic *þīn.

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Determiner edit

thee

  1. thy, your[1]
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, page 31:
      Coome to thee met; Coome thee wyse.
      Come to thy meat; Come thy ways.
    • 1867, “VERSES IN ANSWER TO THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 2, page 100:
      Craneen t' thee wee aam, thee luggès shell aake.
      Choking to thee with them. Thy ears shall ache.
    • 1867, “VERSES IN ANSWER TO THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 3, page 100:
      Mye thee friend ne're waant welcome, nor straayart comfoort.
      May thy friend ne'er want welcome, nor the stranger comfort.
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Pronoun edit

thee

  1. thou
    • 1927, “LAMENT OF A WIDOW”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, page 130, lines 4[2]:
      Ochone! Jone, thee yart deed.
      Ochone, John, you are dead.
    • 1927, “YOLA ZONG O BARONY VORTH”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, page 132, lines 9[2]:
      Co Sooney, "Billeen dowst thee zee faads lewer,
      Says Alice "Billy, do you see what's yonder?"
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland