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Origin of thee
pronoun, singular, nominative thou; possessive thy or thine; objective thee; plural, nominative you or ye; possessive your or yours; objective you or ye.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thou1
Examples from the Web for thee
Progressives in the grip of one of their signature moral crusades routinely embrace money in politics for me, but not for thee.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread|James Poulos|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis|The Daily Beast|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set to the tune of "I Vow to Thee My Country," it finds the Royalist on the verge of patriotic tears.
And it notably signals his independence from his mother: “Woman, what have I to do with thee?”What Mary Thought: ‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Tóibín|Benjamin Lytal|November 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You could title this speech: Entitlements for Me, Not for Thee.
Any woman of them all might do worse than fall in love with thee.The Substance of a Dream |F. W. Bain
Brief time remains for thee to prepare for the impending stroke, to arrange thy affairs, and to take leave of thy friends.Egmont|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I know thee has had much money sent to thee, and thee does not know from whom.
Let the mother go,” as the Good Book says, “that it may be well with thee!The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
The Prophet has said: "Seek him who flees from thee; forgive him who injures thee; give to him who does not give to thee."Letters from a Sf Teacher|Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
Word Origin for thee
Word Origin for thou
noun plural thous or thou
Old English þe (accusative and dative singular of þu "thou"), from Proto-Germanic *theke (cf. Old Frisian thi, Middle Dutch di, Old High German dih, German dich, Old Norse þik, Norwegian deg, Gothic þuk), from PIE *tege-. A brief history of the second person pronoun in English can be found here. The verb meaning "to use the pronoun 'thee' to someone" is recorded from 1662, from the rise of Quakerism (see thou).
This was the Bottom upon which the Quakers first set up, to run down all worldly Honour ...; to Thee and Thou; to call no Man Master, or Lord, and not to take off their Hats, or Bow to any. [Charles Leslie, "The Snake in the Grass," 1696]
2nd nominative singular personal pronoun, Old English þu, from Proto-Germanic *thu (cf. Old Frisian thu, Middle Dutch and Middle Low German du, Old High German and German du, Old Norse þu, Gothic þu), from PIE *tu-, second person singular pronoun (cf. Latin tu, Irish tu, Welsh ti, Greek su, Lithuanian tu, Old Church Slavonic ty, Sanskrit twa-m).
Superseded in Middle English by plural form you (from a different root), but retained in certain dialects (e.g. Philadelphia Quakers). The plural at first was used in addressing superior individuals, later also (to err on the side of propriety) strangers, and ultimately all equals. By c.1450 the use of thou to address inferiors gave it a tinge of insult unless addressed by parents to children, or intimates to one another. Hence the verb meaning "to use 'thou' to a person" (mid-15c.).
Avaunt, caitiff, dost thou thou me! I am come of good kin, I tell thee! ["Hickscorner," c.1530]
A brief history of the second person pronoun in English can be found here.