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Origin of thy
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 thy
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
Thy lost to the big money funneled into the race by conservative super PACs.
Indian or non-Indian,” he said, what counted was that everyone practiced the simple credo of “love thy neighbor.‘Domestic Terrorism’ Kills Six in Oak Creek Sikh Temple|Ben Jacobs|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law Not to be confused with self-deport!Mitt Romney Finds the Funny in ‘America the Beautiful’ (VIDEO)|Mark Katz|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fool: All thy other titles, thou hast given away; that thou wast born with.
Hide it not for my help, for my honour, but tell me, Lest my time and thy time be lost days and confusion!Poems By The Way & Love Is Enough|William Morris
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
But I see that thou art wont to commit thy understanding to the custody of thy wife.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
Thy wife was persuading me of that, but now again I do not believe it.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.The Apostles|Ernest Renan
Word Origin for thy
Word Origin for thou
noun plural thous or thou
possessive pronoun of 2nd person singular, late 12c., reduced form of þin (see thine), originally used before consonants except -h-. In 15c., used before vowels, too.
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Superseded in Middle English by plural form you (from a different root), but retained in certain dialects (e.g. Philadelphia Quakers).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.