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).
(etyl) (term) "because, forwhy", shortened form of , instrumental case of . More at the, that.
From (etyl) ye, . See also you.
* (chiefly in Middle English)
(archaic, outside, Northern England, Cornwall, Ireland) You (the people being addressed).
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.
* hear ye
* ye gods
(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
* 1511 , Promptorium Parvulorum (de Worde), sig. M.iii?/2
- To ?e , vosare jn plurali numero vos vestrum vel tibi'' [''perh. read vobis].
- Yeyn or sey ye with worshyp, viso .
* (l) (obsolete)
* (l) (obsolete)
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)
* Ye Olde Medicine Shoppe .
- 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