thanks

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English[edit]

Thanks

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thanken, thankien, from Old English þancian, þoncian(to thank, give thanks), from Proto-Germanic *þankōną(to thank), from Proto-Germanic *þankaz(thought, gratitude), from Proto-Indo-European *teng-(to think, feel). Cognate with Saterland Frisian tonkje(to thank), West Frisian tanke(to thank), Dutch danken(to thank), Low German danken(to thank), German danken(to thank), Danish takke(to thank), Swedish tacka(to thank), Icelandic þakka(to thank). Related to thought.

Interjection[edit]

thanks

  1. Used to express appreciation or gratitude.
    Could you give me a hand, please? — Yes, sure. — Thanks.
    • ~1595, Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 5, scene 1
      Thanks, courteous wall: Jove shield thee well for this!

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Noun[edit]

thanks

  1. plural of thank

thanks ‎(uncountable)

  1. An expression of gratitude.
    After all I’ve done, a simple acknowledgment is all the thanks I get?
  2. Grateful feelings or thoughts.

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Verb[edit]

thanks

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of thank