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ye

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pronoun \ˈyē\

Definition of ye

  1. :  you 1 —used originally only as a plural pronoun of the second person in the subjective case and now used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and in various English dialects



Origin of ye

Middle English, from Old English gē; akin to Old High German ir you — more at you


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ye

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, z, zee


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ye

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definite article \yē, yə; orig same as 1the\

Definition of ye

archaic

  1. :  the <Ye Olde Gifte Shoppe>



Origin of ye

alteration of Middle English þe the, from Old English þē; from the use of the letter y by printers and scribes of late Middle English to represent þ (th) of earlier manuscripts


First Known Use: 1551


YE Defined for Kids

ye

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pronoun \ˈyē\

Definition of ye for Students

  1. :  you 1 Hint: Ye is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People use it today to imitate that old way of speaking.




Learn More about ye

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "ye"


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