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Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
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Etymology 1

From Old English þū. Compare the Icelandic verb þúa (to thou) and the French verb tutoyer (to thou).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

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thou (second person singular nominative case, plural ye or you, objective case thee, reflexive thyself, possessive determiner thy (thine before a vowel), possessive pronoun thine)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) you (singular informal)
Usage notes
  • Thou is used with the archaic second-person singular of verbs, which usually ends in -est, as in, for example, “Lovest thou me?” Exceptions (forms without s) include art (of be), shalt (of shall) and wilt (of will).
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to thou

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to thou (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun thou, esp. as an expression of familiarity or contempt.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘On the City Wall’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 443:
      "One service more, Sahib, since thou hast come so opportunely," said Lalun. "Wilt thou" – it is very nice to be thou-ed by Lalun – "take this old man across the City [...] to the Kumharsen Gate?"
    I thou thee, thou traitor! (Edward Coke to Walter Raleigh)
    Don't thou them as thou's thee! (Yorkshire English admonition to overly familiar children)
  2. (intransitive) To use the word thou.
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from thousandth.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
thou

Plural
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thou ({{{1}}})
  1. (UK) A unit of length equal to one-thousandth of an inch.
Synonyms

Etymology 3

Shortened from thousand.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
thou

Plural
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thou ({{{1}}})
  1. (slang) A thousand, especially a thousand dollars, a thousand pounds sterling, etc.

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