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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English þonne, þanne, þænne.



  1. Then.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde[1]:
      If harme agree me, wher-to pleyne I thenne?
    • 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis[2]:
      So slihly cam it noght aboute That thei ne ben descoevered oute, 2630 So that it thoghte hem for the beste To fle, for there was no reste: And thus the tresor of the king Thei trusse and mochel other thing, And with a certein felaschipe Thei fledde and wente awey be schipe, And hielde here rihte cours fro thenne, Til that thei come to Ravenne, Wher thei the Dukes helpe soghte.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English þynne, from Proto-Germanic *þunnuz.



  1. Alternative form of thinne