An example of thee is, "I take you to be my wife."
Thee speaks harshly.
Origin of thee
- From Middle English theen (“to increase, prosper, flourish"), from Old English þēon (“to thrive, prosper, flourish, grow"), from Proto-Germanic *þinhanÄ… (“to thrive, succeed"), from Proto-Indo-European *tenk-, *tenkh- (“to succeed, turn out well"). Cognate with Dutch gedijen (“to flourish, thrive, prosper, succeed"), German gedeihen (“to thrive"), Gothic [script?] (gaþeihan, “to increase, thrive").
- From Middle English thee, the, from Old English þē (“thee", originally dative, but later also accusative), from Proto-Germanic *þiz (“thee"), from Proto-Indo-European *te (“second-person singular pronoun"). Cognate with German Low German du (“thee"), German dir (“thee", dative pron.), Icelandic þér (“thee"). More at thou.