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Representing the Indo-European demonstrative pronouns *te-, *to-, adapted in West Germanic languages as definite articles. Cognate with Old Saxon thē, thiu, that (Dutch de or het), Old High German ther, thiu, thaz (German der, die, das), Old Norse þat n., Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍄𐌰 (þata) n., Greek το (to) n., Lithuanian tàs m., tà f., Slavic *tъ, *ta, *to (Russian тот (tot), та (ta), то (to)). See also s- stem variants represented by Old English se, sēo.
- IPA: /ðæt/
- definite article: the
- þæt scip: the ship
- demonstrative adjective: that, those
- þæt gewrit wrat Widsið: Widsith wrote that letter
- pronoun: it, they
- æfter þam...: after that...
- Nominative: þæt (plural: þā)
- Accusative: þæt (plural þā)
- Genitive: þæs (plural: þāra, þǣra)
- Dative: þǣm, þām (plural: þǣm, þām)
- Instrumental: þȳ, þī, þōn
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