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Thou vs. Thy — What's the Difference?

Thou vs. Thy — What's the Difference?

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Thou

The word thou is a second-person singular pronoun in English. It is now largely archaic, having been replaced in most contexts by you.
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Thy

Archaic or dialect form of your
Honour thy father and thy mother
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Thou

Compare with thee
Thou art fair, O my beloved
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Thy

Used as a modifier before a noun.
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Thou

A thousand
Two hundred thou
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Thy

Form of Possessive form.
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Thou

A thousand, especially of dollars.
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Thy

Of thee, or belonging to thee; the more common form of thine, possessive case of thou; - used always attributively, and chiefly in the solemn or grave style, and in poetry. Thine is used in the predicate; as, the knife is thine. See Thine.
Our father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done.
These are thy glorious works, Parent of good.
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Thou

Form of {{glossary.
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Thou

(transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of contempt or familiarity.
Don’t thou them as thous thee!
– a Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children
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Thou

(intransitive) To use the word thou.
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Thou

(Britain) A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch (25.4 µm).
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Thou

(slang) A thousand, especially a thousand of some currency (dollars, pounds sterling, etc.).
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Thou

Misspelling of though
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Thou

Misspelling of though
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Thou

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?
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Thou

To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.
If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss.
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Thou

To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends.
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Thou

The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
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