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ye1

Syllabification: ye

pronoun

[second person plural] archaic or dialect
plural form of thou1. gather ye rosebuds, while ye may

Origin

Old English , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gij and German ihr.

More
  • In deliberately quaint names such as Ye Olde Tea Shoppe, ye represents an imaginary old form of the. In the Middle Ages English used a letter called a thorn that indicated the sound of th. It looked rather like y, and came to be written in an identical way, so that the could be ye. This spelling was kept as a convenient abbreviation in handwriting down to the 19th century, and in printers' types during the 15th and 16th centuries, but it was never pronounced as ‘ye’. The other ye was simply a regular old form of ‘you’.

Phrases

ye gods!

1
An exclamation of astonishment.
Example sentences
  • Now, here's the problem: since this is an electronic voice telling me I have this phone call from this prison, I can't tell the electronic voice or the prisoner (ye gods!) that I am not the person they mean to be calling.
  • Rugby World Cup. And ye gods, am I excited! I love World Cups.

Words that rhyme with ye

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ye2

Syllabification: ye
Pronunciation: /yē
 
, T͟Hē
 
/

determiner

Pseudo-archaic term for the. Ye Olde Bookshoppe

Origin

graphic variant; in late Middle English þ (see thorn) came to be written identically with y, so that the could be written ye. This spelling (usually ye) was kept as a convenient abbreviation in handwriting until the 19th century, and in printers' types during the 15th and 16th century, but it was never pronounced as “ye.”.

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  • In deliberately quaint names such as Ye Olde Tea Shoppe, ye represents an imaginary old form of the. In the Middle Ages English used a letter called a thorn that indicated the sound of th. It looked rather like y, and came to be written in an identical way, so that the could be ye. This spelling was kept as a convenient abbreviation in handwriting down to the 19th century, and in printers' types during the 15th and 16th centuries, but it was never pronounced as ‘ye’. The other ye was simply a regular old form of ‘you’.

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