gie

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See also: giê, ġie, giẻ, and gi'e

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

gie

  1. (chiefly Northern) Alternative form of ye (you)

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ġie

  1. Alternative form of ġēa

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) gea
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) ea
  • (Puter, Vallader) schi

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sic.

Adverb[edit]

gie

  1. (Sursilvan) yes (used to indicate agreement with a positive statement)

Related terms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English given, geven, gifen, from Old Norse gefa.

Verb[edit]

gie (third-person singular simple present gies, present participle giein, simple past gied, past participle gied or gien)

  1. To give.
    Gie us (or gie's) a brek.Give us a break.
    • 1824, Sir Walter Scott, Wandering Willie's Tale (in Redgauntlet)
      “Here, Dougal,” said the laird, “gie Steenie a tass of brandy, till I count the siller and write the receipt.”
    • 1983, William Lorimer, transl., The New Testament in Scots, Edinburgh: Canongate, published 2001, →ISBN, OCLC 137334916, John 3:16:
      For God sae luved the warld at he gíed his ae an ane Son, at ilkane at belíeves in him mayna perish but hae eternal life.
      Because God loved the world so much, he gave his own begotten son, so anyone that believes in him won't perish, but has eternal life.

Derived terms[edit]


Southern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

gie

  1. (interrogative) who
  2. (relative) who, that, which

Inflection[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

West Flemish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch , ghi, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *jīz, Northwest Germanic variant of *jūz, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

Pronoun[edit]

gie

  1. you (second-person singular subjective personal pronoun)