Hypertext Webster Gateway: "thine"

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.

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

Thine \Thine\ ([th][imac]n), pron. & a. [OE. thin, AS.
[eth][=i]n, originally gen. of [eth]u, [eth][=u], thou; akin
to G. dein thine, Icel. [thorn]inn, possessive pron.,
[thorn][=i]n, gen. of [thorn][=u] thou, Goth. [thorn]eins,
possessive pron., [thorn]eina, gen. of [thorn]u thou. See
{Thou}, and cf. {Thy}.]
A form of the possessive case of the pronoun thou, now
superseded in common discourse by your, the possessive of
you, but maintaining a place in solemn discourse, in poetry,
and in the usual language of the Friends, or Quakers.

Note: In the old style, thine was commonly shortened to thi
(thy) when used attributively before words beginning
with a consonant; now, thy is used also before vowels.
Thine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed
being understood.

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