from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Used to refer to the one or ones being addressed: I'll lend you the book. You shouldn't work so hard. See Regional Notes at you-all, you-uns.
- pro. Used to refer to an indefinitely specified person; one: You can't win them all.
- pro. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: You might want to get you another pair of shoes. See Note at me.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- The individual or group spoken or written to.
- Used before epithets for emphasis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under ye.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See ye.
Middle English, from Old English ēow, dative and accusative of gē, ye, you.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English you, yow, ȝow, (object case of ye), from Old English ēow, īow ("you"; dative case of ġē), from *iwwiz ("you"; dative case of *jīz), Western form of Proto-Germanic *izwiz ("you"; dative case of *jūz), from *yūs (“you (plural)”). Cognate with West Frisian jo ("you"), Low German jo ("you"), Dutch jou & u ("you"), Middle High German eu, iu ("you", obj. pron.), Latin vōs ("you"), Avestan vō ("you"). (Wiktionary)