Thay meaning

1566, John Knox, The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6).

But potent is he against whome thei faught; for when thay wicked war in greatast securitie, then begane God to schaw his anger.

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Eye dialect spelling of the.
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Eye dialect spelling of say, to indicate a speaker with a speech impediment such as a lisp.
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1838, William Makepeace Thackeray, Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush.

Law bless us! there was four of us on this stairkes, four as nice young men as you ever see: Mr. Bruffy's young man, Mr. Dawkinses, Mr. Blewitt's, and me--and we knew what our masters was about as well as thay did theirselfs.

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