thy

adjective
\ ˈt͟hī How to pronounce thy (audio) \

Definition of thy

archaic
: of or relating to thee or thyself especially as possessor or agent or as object of an action used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language and sometimes by Friends especially among themselves

First Known Use of thy

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thy

Middle English thin, thy, from Old English thīn, genitive of thū thou — more at thou

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about thy

Statistics for thy

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for thy

The first known use of thy was in the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for thy

thy

adjective
\ ˈt͟hī How to pronounce thy (audio) \

Kids Definition of thy

: your “Out!” snapped Father Wolf. “Out, and hunt with thy master.”— Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
Hint: Thy is a very old word that still appears in books and sayings from long ago. People also use it today to imitate that old way of speaking.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on thy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with thy

Spanish Central: Translation of thy

Nglish: Translation of thy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of thy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on thy

What made you want to look up thy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!