Thee meaning

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Thee is defined as the person or thing addressed.

An example of thee is, "I take you to be my wife."

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They will help thee; to Thee we pray; did he give thee the book?

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Used in the nominative as well as the objective case, especially by members of the Society of Friends.
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Used as the object of a preposition.
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Thou (nominative case)

Thee speaks harshly.

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The name of the letter ⟨(⟩, which stands for the th sound IPA: /ð/ in Pitman shorthand.
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(archaic, literary) Objective case of thou.
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(Quaker, Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch English) Thou.
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To address (somebody) as "thee"; to thou.
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(intransitive, archaic, literary, UK dialectal) To thrive; prosper.
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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 Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary