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
  • Faroese:
  • Icelandic: þú
  • Norwegian: du
  • Old Swedish: þu
    • Swedish: du