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Etymology 4[edit]

According the Funk & Wagnell's dictionary 1942 edition, TYE as in sense 4 only, may be semantically influenced by Anglo-Saxon THWĒAN[4] [dipthon pronounced as in 'town'] (to wash - in this instance - ores) whose cognate may include Swedish TVẲDA[4]. Citation from Funk & Wagnell two volume dictionary 1947. The origin of tye in this sense is more likely from Old English téag, téah [5] (casket or box for sorting).

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

Andrew H. Gray 21:53, 4 November 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)