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Noun, Pronoun


thoupron. [OE. thou, , AS. , ; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw. du, Icel. , Goth. , Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael. tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. √185. Cf. Thee, Thine, Te Deum.].
     The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.  [1913 Webster]
    " “In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and expresses also companionship, love, permission, defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further expresses honor, submission, or entreaty.”"  Skeat.  [1913 Webster]
    " Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers, in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly say thee instead of thou."  [1913 Webster]
    "Art thou he that should come?"  [1913 Webster]
thouv. t. 
     To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.  [1913 Webster]
    "If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss."  [1913 Webster]
thouv. i. 
     To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends.  [1913 Webster]


thou, pron. (obj. thee; poss. thy or thine; pl. ye or you) second person singular pronoun, now replaced by you except in some formal, liturgical, dialect, and poetic uses.

thou, n. (pl. same or thous) colloq.
1 a thousand.
2 one thousandth.


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