þeir

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See also: their

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þeir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þeir m

  1. (personal pronoun): nominative plural of the word hann meaning "he"; literally meaning "they"
  2. (demonstrative pronoun):, plural of

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse þeirra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

þeir (nominative pronoun þei)

  1. Third-person plural genitive determiner: their[3]

Pronoun[edit]

þeir (nominative pronoun þei)

  1. Third-person plural possessive pronoun: theirs, of them

Descendants[edit]

  • English: their
  • Scots: thair

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brink, Daniel (1992), “Variation between <þ-> and <t-> in the Ormulum”, in Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr and Robert L. Kyes, editors, On Germanic Linguistics: Issues and Methods (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs; 68), De Gruyter Mouton, →DOI, →ISBN, pages 21-35.
  2. ^ Thurber, Beverly A. (15 February 2011), “Voicing of Initial Interdental Fricatives in Early Middle English Function Words”, in Journal of Germanic Linguistics, volume 23, issue 1, Cambridge University Press, →DOI, pages 65-81.
  3. ^ their(e,, pron.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 June 2018.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Norse *ᚦᚨᛁᛉ (*þaiʀ), from Proto-Germanic *þai (they, those), plural masculine of *sa (that). Cognate with Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌹 (þai).

Pronoun[edit]

þeir

  1. those (nominative plural masculine demonstrative pronoun)
  2. they (third-person nominative plural masculine personal pronoun)

Declension[edit]



Alternative forms[edit]

Nominative

Accusative

Dative

Genitive

Descendants[edit]