One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘we beseech thee O lord’
- ‘It is time to bid thee farewell, and let someone half thy hoary age step up and take thy place.’
- ‘Your love is gone, as is your pride, and soon you shall realize that hope too has fled thee.’
- ‘I have decided to send thee to my smaller castle to the north of the kingdom.’
- ‘Still he desires to praise thee, this man who is only a small part of thy creation.’
- ‘Show us, we beseech thee, the way of the cross that we must follow, the way of Jesus.’
The word thee is still used in some traditional dialects (e.g., in northern England) and among certain religious groups (e.g., Quakers), but in standard English it is restricted to archaic or religious contexts. For more details on thee and thou, see thou
Old English thē, accusative and dative case of thū ‘thou’.
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