þú

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þú

  1. (personal, singular) you, thou
    Þú ert skemmtilegur.
    You are fun.
    Ertu nemandi?
    Are you a student?

Synonyms[edit]

  • (singular you): þér (formal, archaic)

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • After verbs the pronoun þú is either:
    separated:
    (separated) munt þú (are you going to)
    (separated) skalt þú (you shall)
    (separated) borðar þú (do you eat)
    (separated) hoppar þú (do you jump)
    (separated) sérð þú (do you see)
    or suffixed and changed into -ðu, -du, -tu or -u:
    (suffixed) muntu (are you going to)
    (suffixed) borðarðu (do you eat)
    (suffixed) viltu (do you want to)
    (suffixed) nennirðu (could you be bothered to)

Inflection[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognates: see there.

Pronoun[edit]

þú

  1. (in the singular) you

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: du
  • English: thou
  • Faroese:
  • Icelandic: þú
  • Norwegian: du
  • Old Swedish: þu
    • Swedish: du