Thay vs Thaw - What's the difference?

thay | thaw |


As nouns the difference between thay and thaw

is that thay is corpse while thaw is the melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost.

As a verb thaw is

to melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; — said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws specifically by gradual warming.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

thay

English

Etymology 1

Article

(head)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1861, author=Thomas Hughes, title=Tom Brown at Oxford, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="The chaps as catches the big fishes, sir," went on the keeper, getting confidential, "is thay cussed night-line poachers." }}

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (head)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1868, author=Sophie May, title=Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="Good girlth don't thay tho," said sweet little Charlie rather shocked. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1903, author=Burt L. Standish, title=Frank Merriwell's Bravery, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Do you mean to thay I am no gentleman, thir?}}

    Etymology 3

    Pronoun

    (head)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1506, author=Alexander Barclay, title=The Ship of Fools, Volume 1, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Yet fynde I another sort almoste as bad as thay . }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1566, author=John Knox, title=The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But potent is he against whome thei faught; for when thay wicked war in greatast securitie, then begane God to schaw his anger. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1838, author=William Makepeace Thackeray, title=Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Law bless us! there was four of us on this stairkes, four as nice young men as you ever see: Mr. Bruffy's young man, Mr. Dawkinses, Mr. Blewitt's, and me--and we knew what our masters was about as well as thay did theirselfs. }}

    thaw

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; — said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws. Specifically by gradual warming
  • To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; — said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
  • (figuratively) To grow gentle or genial.
  • To cause frozen things (such as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve. Specifically by gradual warming.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost
  • a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed. —.
  • See also

    * unthaw, dethaw

    Anagrams

    * * * English ergative verbs