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Middle English[edit]


From Old English ēage.



(plural yën)

  1. Alternative form of eye
    • 1478, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales:
      And smale fowles maken melodye, that slepen al the night with open .

Usage notes[edit]

  • In original manuscripts, this was written ye; the addition of the dieresis is a notation from much more recent editions of Middle English works to distinguish it from the pronoun ye.