Thou vs Abidest - What's the difference?

thou | abidest |


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 is (abide).

As a pronoun thou

is .

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.

thou

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) thou, thow, thu, ).

Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l)

Pronoun

(wikipedia thou)
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  • Usage notes
    * , 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)).
    Derived terms
    * th'art * thou'lt * thou'rt * thou'st

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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...").
    Don't thou''' them as '''thous thee! (Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children)
  • To use the word thou.
  • Antonyms

    *

    Etymology 2

    Shortened from thousandth.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
  • Synonyms
    * mil (US)

    Etymology 3

    Shortened from thousand.

    Noun

    (thou)
  • (slang) A thousand, especially a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.
  • abidest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (abide)
  • * 1868 : Charles Rogers, Lyra Britannica , page 139, “Come and See”, first line of verses 1–4
  • Master, where abidest Thou??

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