EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (when stressed)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ðəʊ/
    • (file)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ðoʊ/
    • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • (when unstressed)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā pl (the, those), from Proto-Germanic *þai (those), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that). Cognate with Saterland Frisian do pl (the).

ArticleEdit

tho

  1. (obsolete, West Country) The (plural form); those.

PronounEdit

tho

  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tho, tha, from Old English þā (then, when), from Proto-Germanic *þa- (that), from Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that). See also German da (then, thereupon).

AdverbEdit

tho (not comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thereupon.

ConjunctionEdit

tho

  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3Edit

Mostly found in American English; alteration of though. Compare tho'.

AdverbEdit

tho (not comparable)

  1. (informal, chiefly US) Alternative spelling of though
    • 2009, John Hough, Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg[1], Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 121:
      I wonder now when I will find time to read it but it is a treasure anyway tho heavy in my knapsack, …

AnagramsEdit


Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.

ArticleEdit

tho

  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the
      but to all utterances one prefixes the article tho or the

Usage notesEdit

While it is likely that Crimean Gothic retained grammatical gender, de Busbecq's letter does not mention which articles are used with which words, making it impossible to reconstruct their gender.


Middle EnglishEdit

ArticleEdit

tho

  1. the
    • c. 1449-1455, Reginald Pecock, Represser of over-much weeting of the Clergie
      sithen if tho thre be sufficiently improued , that is to seie , if it be sufficientli proued that tho thre ben noust and vntrewe and badde

Old SaxonEdit

AdverbEdit

thô

  1. then

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tho (not comparable)

  1. though, however

WelshEdit

NounEdit

tho

  1. Aspirate mutation of to.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
to do nho tho
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.