þe

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

þē

  1. Romanization of 𐌸𐌴

Middle English[edit]

Article[edit]

þe

  1. the
    • 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], London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, translation of original by Lanfranc of Milan, ISBN 1163911380, published 1894, 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.
    • 1431, A rem' that William Baker, Pewtrer, & John Hetheman [made] the first day of May, þe ȝere of kynge herry þe vje, after þe conquest xe. — Henry Littlehales (editor), The Medieval Records of a London City Church, page 26.

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þa, from Proto-Indo-European *to, *te

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

þe (indeclineable, relative)

  1. that, who, which
    • Ne fyrhteð þa þe on synnum lyfiað. Do not fear those who live in sin. (Ælfwine's Prayerbook)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þē m

  1. (personal) you (compare thee): accusative/dative singular form of þū (compare thou)

Etymology 3[edit]

From earlier se, through influence of the þ- forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

þē m

  1. (demonstrative) the, he: late variant of se

Descendants[edit]