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pronoun

Archaic except in some elevated or ecclesiastical prose. the second person singular object pronoun, equivalent to modern you; the objective case of thou1: With this ring, I thee wed. I shall bring thee a mighty army.
thou (used chiefly by Quakers): Must I remind thee again?She and thee are most welcome.

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Origin of thee

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English thē (originally dative; later dative and accusative); cognate with Low German di, German dir, Old Norse thēr; see thou1
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British Dictionary definitions for thee

thee
/ (ðiː) /

pronoun

the objective form of thou 1
(subjective) rare refers to the person addressed: used mainly by members of the Society of Friends

Word Origin for thee

Old English thē; see thou 1
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