tho

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Article[edit]

tho

  1. (obsolete) The (plural form); those.

Pronoun[edit]

tho

  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

tho (not comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thereupon.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      Tho, her avizing of the vertues rare / Which thereof spoken were, she gan againe / Her to bethink of that mote to her selfe pertaine.

Conjunction[edit]

tho

  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3[edit]

American English; Alteration of though.

Adverb[edit]

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 9781416589655, page 121:
      I wonder now when I will find time to read it but it is a treasure anyway tho heavy in my knapsack, …

Anagrams[edit]


Crimean Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.

Article[edit]

tho

  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Usage notes[edit]

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.


Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tho (comparative mair tho, superlative maist tho)

  1. though, however