Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Used as a modifier before a noun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. because.
  • pro. That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou.
  • pro. your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. Of thee, or belonging to thee; the more common form of thine, possessive case of thou; -- used always attributively, and chiefly in the solemn or grave style, and in poetry. Thine is used in the predicate. See thine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to thee: possessive of the pronoun thou, second person singular. It is used in solemn and grave style. See thine.

Etymologies

Middle English, variant of thin, thine, from Old English thīn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English thi, thy ("thy"), apocopated form of thin, thyn, thine ("thy", also "thine"), from Old English þīn ("thy, thine"), from Proto-Germanic *þīnaz. More at thou. (Wiktionary)
Middle English thy "because, forwhy", shortened form of for-thy, forthy ("for that"), from Old English for þȳ [þe] ("because [that]") from for (instrumental preposition) + þȳ ("by that"), instrumental case of þæt. More at the, that. (Wiktionary)

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