Thou vs Abidest - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between thou and abidest
is that thou
is to address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt while abidest
As a pronoun thou
As a noun thou
is a unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch or thou
can be (slang) a thousand, especially
a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.
From (etyl) thou, thow, thu, ).
* (l), (l), (l), (l)
* , as in, for example, “Lovest thou me?” Irregular forms include: (art) (of be), (hast) (of have), shalt (of shall), wost (of (wit)), wilt (of (will)), and (m) (of (m)).
To address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt.
* 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘On the City Wall’, In Black and White , Folio Society 2005, p. 443:
- "One service more, Sahib , since thou hast come so opportunely," said Lalun. "Wilt thou" – it is very nice to be thou-ed by Lalun – "take this old man across the City [...] to the Kumharsen Gate?"
- I thou thee, thou traitor! (Edward Coke to Walter Raleigh)
- Avaunt, caitiff, dost thou thou me! I am come of good kin, I tell thee!'' (The morality play ''Hickscorner , ca. 1530)
- If thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss''[...] (''Twelfth Night'' 3.2, Sir Toby Belch to Sir Andrew, egging him on to pick a fight with another, where one would expect one knight courteously to say to another, "If ''you thou him...").
To use the word thou.
- Don't thou''' them as '''thous thee! (Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children)
Shortened from thousandth.
A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
* mil (US)
Shortened from thousand.
(slang) A thousand, especially a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.
* 1868 : Charles Rogers, Lyra Britannica ,
page 139, “Come and See”, first line of verses 1–4
- Master, where abidest Thou??