Thou vs Hence - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between thou and hence
is that thou
is to address (a person) using the pronoun thou, especially as an expression of familiarity or contempt while hence
is (obsolete) to send away.
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.
As an adverb hence is
(archaic) from here, from this place, away.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
(archaic) from here, from this place, away
- I'm going hence , because you have insulted me.
* c.1599-1601 , , Act 4, Scene 1,
- Get thee hence , Satan!
* 1849 , ,
- O Gertrude, come away! / The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch, / But we will ship him hence :
(archaic, figuratively) from the living or from this world
- Ye men of Galilee! / Why stand ye looking up to heaven, where Him ye ne’er may see, / Neither ascending hence , nor returning hither again?
(archaic, of a length of time) in the future from now
- ''After a long battle, my poor daughter was taken hence .
(conjunctive) as a result; therefore, for this reason
- ''A year hence it will be forgotten.
- ''I shall go to Japan and hence will not be here in time for the party.
* 1910 , , Section VI: Weak Points and Strong, 8,
- ''The purse is handmade and hence very expensive.
* 1910 , , , Chapter VI,
- Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
* 1731 May 27, ,
- Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
(temporal location) from this time, from now
- That hence arises the peculiar Unhappiness of that Business, which other Callings are no way liable to;
- ''The plane will leave two months hence .