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thou meaning

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  • The word thou (/ðaʊ/ in most dialects) is a second person singular pronoun in English. Originally, thou was simply the singular counterpart to the plural pronoun ye, The fact that early English translations of the Bible used the familiar form of the second person in no way indicates "d
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  • NounPLthous
    1. (dated Britain) A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
      1. SLA A thousand, especially a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.
      2. Pronoun
        1. (archaic, literary, religious, ceremonial, or dialectal) you singular nominative case.
          1. Come, O thou Traveller unknown, / Whom still I hold, but cannot see! / My company before is gone, / And I am left alone with Thee; / With Thee all night I mean to stay, / And wrestle till the break of day.
      3. VerbSGthousPRthouingPT, PPthoued
        1. VT To address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt.
          1. VI To use the word thou.
          2. Adverb
            1. Misspelling of though.
            2. Conjunction
              1. Misspelling of though.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • 1611, Bible (KJV): Daniel 2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
                  • Though thou preyedest Argus [ …] to be my wardcorps. — Chaucer.
                  • Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and see / Thy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending down / His corrigible neck? — Shakespeare.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Thou hast forspoke my being in these wars, And say'st, it is not fit. ― Shakespeare.
                  • Thou hast enfrozen her disdainful brest. — Spenser.
                  • Thou that doest liue in later times, must wage / Thy workes for wealth, and life for gold engage.

              Meaning of thou for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "thou" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, a personal pronoun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Conjunctions
                    • Nouns
                      • Noun forms
                        • Plurals
                          • Irregular plurals
                            • Invariant nouns
                          • Noun plural forms
                            • Irregular plurals
                              • Invariant nouns
                          • Invariant nouns
                            • Irregular plurals
                              • Invariant nouns
                              • Nouns with irregular plurals
                                • Invariant nouns
                                • Countable nouns
                                • Pronouns
                                  • Personal pronouns
                                  • Verbs
                                    • Intransitive verbs
                                      • Transitive verbs
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