þy

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See also: þý, thy, and thŷ

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

þy

  1. Alternative form of þi (thy)

Etymology 2[edit]

Determiner[edit]

þy

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þy

  1. Alternative form of þe (thee)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

þy

  1. Alternative form of þei (they)

Etymology 5[edit]

Adverb[edit]

þy

  1. Alternative form of þe (the)

Etymology 6[edit]

Noun[edit]

þy (plural þyes)

  1. Alternative form of þigh (thigh)

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier *þiu, apparently formed from the demonstrative base *þi- with the nominal instrumental ending . Cognate with Old Frisian þiu, Old Saxon þiu, Old High German diu, Old Norse því, Gothic 𐌸𐌴 (þē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of

Determiner[edit]

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of

Pronoun[edit]

þȳ

  1. instrumental masculine/neuter singular of

Adverb[edit]

þȳ

  1. therefore, for this reason, on that account; because, since; then
    • And þȳ is nū geworden wīde and sīde tō ful yfelan gewunanand therefore it has now become an evil custom far and wide. (Sermo Lupi)
  2. (used with comparative) the
    • late 9th c., King Alfred, Gregory's Pastoral (Cotton MSS.) :
      [] ; for ðære wilnunga hi hit forleton, & woldon ðæt her þy mara wisdom on londe wære ðy we ma geðioda cuðon.
      [] , for that desire, they abandoned it, and wished that, here, the more wisdom there would be in the land the more languages we knew.
    • hȳ beoð þȳ gesundran ond þȳ sīgefæstranthey will be the safer and the more confident of victory. (Anglo-Saxon Riddles)

Conjunction[edit]

þȳ

  1. for the reason that, by reason of; because, since; then