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See also: that, yat, That, Yat, yát, and thật

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old English þæt.



  1. that
    • a1420, The British Museum Additional MS, 12,056, “Wounds complicated by the Dislocation of a Bone”, in Robert von Fleischhacker, editor, Lanfranc's "Science of cirurgie."[1] (in Middle English), London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, translation of original by Lanfranc of Milan, published 1894, →ISBN, page 63:
      Ne take noon hede to brynge togidere þe parties of þe boon þat is to-broken or dislocate, til viij. daies ben goon in þe wyntir, & v. in þe somer; for þanne it schal make quytture, and be sikir from swellynge; & þanne brynge togidere þe brynkis eiþer þe disiuncture after þe techynge þat schal be seid in þe chapitle of algebra.
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Old Norse[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *þat (neuter of *sa (that)), from Proto-Indo-European *tód (neuter of *só (that)). Cognate with Old English þæt, Old Saxon that, Old High German daz, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍄𐌰 (þata).



  1. it (third-person nominative and accusative singular neuter personal pronoun)
  2. that (nominative and accusative singular neuter demonstrative pronoun)



  • Norwegian Bokmål: det
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: det, dat
  • Swedish: det