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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Definitions for prithee

  1. Archaic. (I) pray thee.

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Citations for prithee
Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff / Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies, / Whose deaths are yet unrevenged: I prithee, / lend me thy sword. William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, 1598
"Good Master Shelton," said the other, "prithee forgive me. I have none the least intention to offend…" Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, 1888
Origin of prithee
1570-1580
Prithee entered in English in the late 1500s as a shortening and alteration of the phrase "I pray thee."