Definitions for yeði; spelling pron. yi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Archaic (except in ecclesiastical prose) or Brit. Dial. (used nominatively as the (used nominatively for the second person singular, esp. in polite address): (used objectively in the second person singular or plural):

    O ye of little faith; ye brooks and hills.

    Do ye not know me?

    I have something to tell ye.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: plural of thou ): 1

  2. (used with mock seriousness in an invocation, mild oath, or the like):

    Ye gods and little fishes!

    Category: Function Word

Origin of ye:

bef. 900; ME; OE

ye*ði; spelling pron. yi(definite article.)

  1. Ref: the1. 1 1

* Archaic.. Usage: The word ye , as in Ye Olde Booke Shoppe, is simply an archaic spelling of the definite article the. The use of the letter Y was a printer's adaptation of the eth, ð, the character in the Old English alphabet representing the th- sounds (th) and (t) in Modern English; Y was the closest symbol in the Roman alphabet. Originally, the form would have been rendered as yⁿ or ye. The pronunciation (yē) today is a spelling pronunciation.


  1. Ye(ProperNoun)

    Anglicized version of the 42nd most common Chinese surname.

  2. Origin: From þe. The letter y is a variant of þ, a letter which corresponds to modern . Etymological y was for a time distinguished by a dot, ẏ, but the letters were conflated when that was dropped.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ye

    alt. of Ye

  2. Ye

    an old method of printing the article the (AS. /e), the "y" being used in place of the Anglo-Saxon thorn (/). It is sometimes incorrectly pronounced ye. See The, and Thorn, n., 4

  3. Ye(noun)

    an eye

  4. Ye

    the plural of the pronoun of the second person in the nominative case

  5. Ye(adverb)

    yea; yes


  1. Ye

    Ye is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In some languages this letter is called E. It commonly represents the vowel or, like the pronunciation of ⟨e⟩ in "yes". Ye is romanized using the Latin letter E. It was derived from the Greek letter Epsilon.

Anagrams of ye

  1. ey

Translations for ye

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an old word for you , occurring as the subject of a sentence.

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