þu

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See also: -þu, þú, and thu

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

þū

  1. Romanization of 𐌸𐌿

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þu

  1. Alternative form of þou (thou)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Cognate with Old Frisian thū, Old Saxon thū, Old Dutch thū, Old High German , Old Norse þú, Gothic 𐌸𐌿 (þū). Non-Germanic cognates include Latin and Ancient Greek σύ ().

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þū

  1. you (nominative singular)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: þou

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike later (Middle and Early Modern) usage of "thou", Old English þū was simply a singular pronoun, with no connotation of informality or disrespect.


Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þú, from Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

þū

  1. thou

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Swedish: du