þeof

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þeubaz. Cognate with Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Dutch dief, Old High German diob (German Dieb), Old Norse þjófr (Danish tyv, Swedish tjuv), Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐍆𐍃 (þiufs). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian cub (bandit, adventurer).

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Noun[edit]

þēof m (nominative plural þēofas)

  1. thief, robber
  2. theft, robbery

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