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Old English adverb gloss[edit]

It is at least used for "In this way or manner"

from Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19)

  • "... cwæð him þus to: 'Nim þinne ancennedan sunu Isaac ...'"
  • "... announced to him, thus, to: 'Take thine only son, Isaac, ...'"

But I don't know how to justify "as a result" which is probably a later expansion of the use of thus at the end of a proof ("in the way of the above, we say..." "thus we say...") Old English seems to use "forþy" for "as a result" (ie, "therefore")

from Ælfric's Colloquy

  • "Gif ge forþy me fram adryfaþ, þæt ge þus don, þonne ..."
  • "if, and therefore, you drive me away, which you will do as you say, then ..." 04:38, 15 October 2008 (UTC)