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thee

thee


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thee  \Thee\,  v.  i.  [AS.  ?e['o]n;  akin  to  OS  th[=i]han,  D. 
  gedijen  G.  gedeihen  OHG.  gidihan  Goth.  ?eihan,  Lith.  tekti 
  to  fall  to  the  lot  of  Cf  {Tight},  a.] 
  To  thrive;  to  prosper.  [Obs.]  ``He  shall  never  thee.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Well  mote  thee,  as  well  can  wish  your  thought. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thee  \Thee\,  pron.  [AS.  [eth][=e],  acc.  &  dat.  of  [eth][=u] 
  thou.  See  {Thou}.] 
  The  objective  case  of  thou.  See  {Thou}. 
 
  Note:  Thee  is  poetically  used  for  thyself,  as  him  for 
  himself,  etc 
 
  This  sword  hath  ended  him  so  shall  it  thee, 
  Unless  thou  yield  thee  as  my  prisoner.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thou  \Thou\,  pron.  [Sing.:  nom.  {Thou};  poss.  {Thy}or  {Thine}; 
  obj.  {Thee}.  Pl.:  nom.  {You};  poss.  {Your}or  {Yours};  obj. 
  {You}.]  [OE.  thou,  [thorn]u,  AS  [eth][=u],  [eth]u;  akin  to 
  OS  &  OFries  thu,  G.,  Dan.  &  Sw  du  Icel.  [thorn][=u], 
  Goth.  [thorn]u,  Russ.  tui,  Ir  &  Gael.  tu  W.  ti  L.  tu  Gr 
  sy`,  Dor.  ty`,  Skr.  tvam.  [root]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. 
 
  Art  thou  he  that  should  come?  --Matt.  xi  3. 
 
  Note:  ``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. 
 
  Note:  Thou  is  now  sometimes  used  by  the  Friends,  or  Quakers, 
  in  familiar  discourse,  though  most  of  them  corruptly 
  say  thee  instead  of  thou.