Found 1 items, similar to Thine.
English → English
([th][imac]n), pron. & a. [OE. thin, AS.
[eth][=i]n, originally gen. of [eth]u, [eth][=u], thou; akin
to G. dein thine, Icel. [thorn]inn, possessive pron.,
[thorn][=i]n, gen. of [thorn][=u] thou, Goth. [thorn]eins,
possessive pron., [thorn]eina, gen. of [thorn]u thou. See
, and cf. Thy
A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now
superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of
you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry,
and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.
Note: In the old style, thine was commonly shortened to thi
(thy) when used attributively before words beginning
with a consonant; now, thy is used also before vowels.
Thine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed
([th]ou), pron. [Sing.: nom. Thou
; poss. Thy
([th][imac]) or Thine
([th][imac]n); obj. Thee
([th][=e]). Pl.: nom. You
(y[=oo]); poss. Your
(y[=oo]rz); obj. You
.] [OE. thou, [thorn]u, AS.
[eth][=u], [eth]u; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw.
du, Icel. [thorn][=u], Goth. [thorn]u, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael.
tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. [root]185.
, Te Deum
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? --Matt. xi. 3.
Note: ``In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a
lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and
expresses also companionship, love, permission,
defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language
of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further
expresses honor, submission, or entreaty.'' --Skeat.
Note: Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers,
in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly
say thee instead of thou.