See also: Thy, THY, thŷ, þy, and þý

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: thī, IPA(key): /ðaɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English thy, thi, apocopated variants of Middle English thine, thyn, thin, from Old English þīn, from Proto-Germanic *þīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *téynos (thy; thine), from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂ (thou). See thou.

DeterminerEdit

thy

  1. (archaic, literary) Possessive form of thou: that which belongs to thee; which belongs to you (singular).
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Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

thy

  1. (obsolete) Only used in for thy, for-thy, which is an alternative form of forthy (because, therefore)
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      For-thy it round and hollow shaped was, Like to the world itselfe, and seem'd aworld of glass.
    • 1713, Robert Sanders (translator), The Life and Acts of Sir William Wallace:
      Wallace knew well the Englishmen would flee, For thy he thrusted in the thickest to be, Hewing full fast on whomsoever he fought, Against his dint fine steel availed nought.
    • 1791, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, ‎William TAYLOR (of Norwich.), Nathan the Wise. A dramatic poem, page 24:
      For thy it bring: us nearer to the Godhead is nonsense, Daya, if not blasphemy.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

DeterminerEdit

thy

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (thy)

Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

thy

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (the)

Etymology 3Edit

PronounEdit

thy

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (thee)

Etymology 4Edit

PronounEdit

thy

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (they)

Etymology 5Edit

AdverbEdit

thy

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (the)

Etymology 6Edit

NounEdit

thy (plural thies)

  1. Alternative spelling of þy (thigh)