Thy vs Ye - What's the difference?

thy | ye |

As an initialism thy

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As a noun ye is




Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at thou.


  • (archaic) That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou .
  • (archaic, or, literary) your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).
  • See also
    * thee * thine * thou * thyself * your

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (term) "because, forwhy", shortened form of , instrumental case of . More at the, that.


  • (obsolete) because.
  • See also

    * forthy * why * forwhy





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ye, . See also you.

    Alternative forms

    * (chiefly in Middle English)


  • (archaic, outside, Northern England, Cornwall, Ireland) You (the people being addressed).
  • Usage notes
    was originally used only for the nominative case (as the subject), and only for the second-person plural. Later, ye was used as a subject or an object, either singular or plural, which is the way that you is used today.
    Derived terms
    * d'ye * hear ye * ye'd * ye gods * ye'll * ye're * ye've


  • (obsolete) a (l) person by the use of the (l) (term) instead of thou.
  • * 1483 , Catholicon Anglicum: An English–Latin Wordbook (Monson 168), page 426
  • To ?e , vosare jn plurali numero vos vestrum vel tibi'' [''perh. read vobis].
  • * 1511 , Promptorium Parvulorum (de Worde), sig. M.iii?/2
  • Yeyn or sey ye with worshyp, viso .
    * (l) (obsolete)
    * (l) (obsolete)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , but the letters were conflated when that was dropped.


  • (archaic, definite) the
  • * 1647 , The old deluder, Satan, Act''. (cited in ''American Public School Law , K. Alexander, M. Alexander, 1995)
  • It being one cheife proiect of ye''' ould deluder, Satan, to keepe men from the knowledge of v Scriptures, as in formr times by keeping ym in an unknowne tongue, so in these lattr times by perswading from '''ye''' use of tongues, yt so at least '''ye''' true sence & meaning of '''ye''' originall might be clouded by false glosses of saint seeming deceivers, yt learning may not be buried in '''ye church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting or endeavors,—
  • * Ye Olde Medicine Shoppe .
  • Derived terms
    * ye olde