ȝe-

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ġe- (perfective and associative prefix).

Prefix[edit]

ȝe-

  1. Alternative form of y-, a common Middle English prefix

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often confused with Middle English words þe (the) or ye due to typographic variation.
  • ȝe- / y- is pronounced /ɪ/, consistent with the Old English pronunciation of ge- as /je/, /jə/
  • In Middle English, ye is pronounced /ðiː, ðə/ and is effectively an alternate spelling of the.