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  2  definitions  found 
  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 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thine  \Thine\  ([th][imac]n),  pron.  &  a.  [OE.  thin,  AS 
  [eth][=i]n,  originally  gen.  of  [eth]u,  [eth][=u],  thou;  akin 
  to  G.  dein  thine,  Icel.  [thorn]inn,  possessive  pron., 
  [thorn][=i]n,  gen.  of  [thorn][=u]  thou,  Goth.  [thorn]eins, 
  possessive  pron.,  [thorn]eina,  gen.  of  [thorn]u  thou.  See 
  {Thou},  and  cf  {Thy}.] 
  A  form  of  the  possessive  case  of  the  pronoun  thou,  now 
  superseded  in  common  discourse  by  your  the  possessive  of 
  you  but  maintaining  a  place  in  solemn  discourse,  in  poetry, 
  and  in  the  usual  language  of  the  Friends,  or  Quakers. 
  Note:  In  the  old  style,  thine  was  commonly  shortened  to  thi 
  (thy)  when  used  attributively  before  words  beginning 
  with  a  consonant;  now  thy  is  used  also  before  vowels. 
  Thine  is  often  used  absolutely,  the  thing  possessed 
  being  understood. 

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