Thig Definition

verb
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To solicit, usually by begging; ask as alms; beg.

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(intransitive) To make supplication.

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(intransitive) To profit by or live on the gifts of others.

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(intransitive) To take alms.
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Origin of Thig

  • From Middle English thiggen, from Old English þicgan (“to take, receive, accept; ingest; eat or drink, consume, partake of”), from Proto-Germanic *þigjaną (“to accept, receive, beg”), from Proto-Indo-European *tek-, *teḱ- (“to receive”). Cognate with Middle High German digen (“to beg, implore, beseech”), Swedish tigga (“to beg, mooch”), Icelandic þiggja (“to get, receive, accept”), Welsh teg (“fair, beautiful, cute”).

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