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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thee \Thee\ (th[=e]), v. i. [AS. [thorn]e['o]n; akin to OS. th[imac]han, D. gedijen, G. gedeihen, OHG. gidihan, Goth. [thorn]eihan, Lith. tekti to fall to the lot of. Cf. Tight, a.] To thrive; to prosper. [Obs.] "He shall never thee." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Well mote thee, as well can wish your thought. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thee \Thee\ ([th][=e]), pron. [AS. [eth][=e], acc. & dat. of [eth][=u] thou. See Thou.] The objective case of thou. See Thou. [1913 Webster] Note: Thee is poetically used for thyself, as him for himself, etc. [1913 Webster] This sword hath ended him; so shall it thee, Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

thou \thou\ ([th]ou), pron. [Sing.: nom. Thou; poss. Thy ([th][imac]) or Thine ([th][imac]n); obj. Thee ([th][=e]). Pl.: nom. You (y[=oo]); poss. Your (y[=oo]r) or Yours (y[=oo]rz); obj. You.] [OE. thou, [thorn]u, AS. [eth][=u], [eth]u; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw. du, Icel. [thorn][=u], Goth. [thorn]u, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael. tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. [root]185. Cf. Thee, Thine, Te Deum.] The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style. [1913 Webster] Art thou he that should come? --Matt. xi. 3. [1913 Webster] Note: "In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and expresses also companionship, love, permission, defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further expresses honor, submission, or entreaty." --Skeat. [1913 Webster] Note: Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers, in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly say thee instead of thou. [1913 Webster]




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