Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. That same; this; that.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • This same; that same; that.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Apparently from a blend of the and ilk.

Examples

  • And they worship also specially all those that they have good meeting of; and when they speed well in their journey, after their meeting, and namely such as they have proved and assayed by experience of long time; for they say that thilk good meeting ne may not come but of the grace of God.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And when they of Milan heard that thilk city was won, they sent to King Arthur great sums of money, and besought him as their lord to have pity on them, promising to be his subjects for ever, and yield to him homage and fealty for the lands of Pleasance and

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • Chaucer employed the pronoun thic very often, but he spells it thilk; he does not appear, however, to have always restricted it to the meaning implied in our that and to the present Somerset thic.

    The Dialect of the West of England; Particularly Somersetshire

  • Spenser has also employed thilk in his Shepherd's Calendar several times.

    The Dialect of the West of England; Particularly Somersetshire

  • Withe hys tylte launce hee stroke with thilk a myghte,

    The Rowley Poems

  • And through ye blessed hours of slepe -- thilk eyen or browne or blue

    Tobogganing on Parnassus

  • And when they of Milan heard that thilk city was won, they sent to King Arthur great sums of money, and besought him as their lord to have pity on them, promising to be his subjects for ever, and yield to him homage and fealty for the lands of Pleasance and Pavia, Petersaint, and the Port of Tremble, and to give him yearly a million of gold all his lifetime.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

  • And when the mass was sung unto the offering, her seemed that thilk virgin so crowned went tofore, and after, all the others followed, and offered to the priest, kneeling much devoutly, their candles.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Moreover, saith He not again, ` _He that dispisith me, and takith not my wordis, hath him that schal juge him; thilk word that I have spoken schal deme him in the laste day_ '?

    Mistress Margery

  • "I know well that I could in no wise do the same," replied Margery, humbly, "had I not read the promise of Christ Jesu that He would send unto His own ` _thilk Spyryt of treuthe_, 'who should ` _teche them al treuthe_,' [John xvi. 13] wherefore by His good help I trust I shall read aright."

    Mistress Margery

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