Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Thee"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Thee \Thee\, v. i. [AS. ?e['o]n; akin to OS. th[=i]han, D.
gedijen, G. gedeihen, OHG. gidihan, Goth. ?eihan, Lith. tekti
to fall to the lot of. Cf. {Tight}, a.]
To thrive; to prosper. [Obs.] ``He shall never thee.''

Well mote thee, as well can wish your thought.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Thee \Thee\, pron. [AS. [eth][=e], acc. & dat. of [eth][=u]
thou. See {Thou}.]
The objective case of thou. See {Thou}.

Note: Thee is poetically used for thyself, as him for
himself, etc.

This sword hath ended him; so shall it thee,
Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Thou \Thou\, pron. [Sing.: nom. {Thou}; poss. {Thy}or {Thine};
obj. {Thee}. Pl.: nom. {You}; poss. {Your}or {Yours}; 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
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.

Art thou he that should come? --Matt. xi. 3.

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.

Note: Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers,
in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly
say thee instead of thou.

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