\ˈt͟hī \

Definition of thy 


: 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

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

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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.

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