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thou

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pronoun thau̇\

Simple Definition of thou

  • —used as a singular form of “you” when it is the subject of a verb

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thou

archaic

  1. :  the one addressed <thou shalt have no other gods before me — Exodus 20:3(Authorized Version)> —used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and by Friends as the universal form of address to one person — compare thee, thine, thy, ye, you

Origin and Etymology of thou

Middle English, from Old English thū; akin to Old High German thou, Latin tu, Greek sy


First Known Use: before 12th century


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thou

transitive verb

Definition of thou

  1. :  to address as thou



15th Century

First Known Use of thou

15th century

Rhymes with thou


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thou

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noun \ˈthau̇\

Simple Definition of thou

  • : a thousand dollars

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thou

plural

thou

  1. :  a thousand of something (as dollars) <paid 25 thou for the car>

Examples of thou in a sentence

  1. She earns more than a hundred thou a year.



Origin and Etymology of thou

short for thousand


First Known Use: 1867


THOU Defined for Kids

thou

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pronoun thau̇\

Definition of thou for Students

  1. :  you <“But can thou do a true enchantment?” — Jon Scieszka, Knights of the Kitchen Table> Hint: Thou is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it to imitate that old way of speaking.




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