þei

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See also: yei, thei, and Yei

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

þei

  1. Romanization of 𐌸𐌴𐌹

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse þeir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þei (accusative þem, genitive þeires, þeiren, possessive determiner þeir)

  1. Third-person plural pronoun: they
    • 1375, William of Palerne:
      Non knew here cunseile but þei þre one.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (rare) Third-person singular pronoun: they
  3. (demonstrative) those
Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: they
  • Scots: thay
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Etymology 2[edit]

Determiner[edit]

þei

  1. Alternative form of þi (thy)

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þei

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

þei (plural þeies)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Etymology 5[edit]

Adverb[edit]

þei

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þouȝ (though)

Conjunction[edit]

þei

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of þouȝ (though)

Etymology 6[edit]

Numeral[edit]

þei

  1. Alternative form of tweyn (two)