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Dey vs Them - What's the difference?

dey | them |

As a proper noun dey

is the tenth solar month of the persian calendar.

As an adjective them is


As a conjunction them is


As a verb them is

to increase.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) deye, deie, daie, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* daie, deie, deye


(en noun)
  • A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The title given to the ruler of the (now Algeria) under the Ottoman Empire.
  • *1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, p. 29:
  • *:the reigning Dey of Algiers (half of whose twenty-eight predecessors are said to have met violent ends) lost his temper with the French consul, struck him in the face with a fly-whisk, and called him ‘a wicked, faithless, idol-worshipping rascal’.
  • Etymology 3


    (English Pronouns)
  • References

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    (wikipedia them)


  • Give it to them . (after preposition)
    She wrote them a letter. (indirect object)
    She treated them for a cold. (direct object)
  • If someone comes and asks for the ticket, just give it to them . (after preposition)
    If one of my patients calls, please bring them their dinner. (indirect object)
    If a student has an inappropriate question, whatever you do, do not berate them . (direct object)
  • * 1611 , King James Bible , :
  • If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, [t]hen shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
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  • Usage notes

    * Regarding the use of singular them , see they .


    (en determiner)
  • (dialectal) those
  • * 2005 , Elmer Kelton, Sons of Texas , Tor/Forge (2005), page 111:
  • " Them two wild horses ain't fit to ride, and I been wonderin' how I was goin' to get you out of this place before them Spanish maybe circle back and finish the job."
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  • Them kids need to grow up.