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Definition of YE

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Ye \Ye\ (y[=a]), adv. [See {Yea}.]
     Yea; yes. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ye \Ye\, Ye \Ye\ ([th][=e]),
     an old method of printing the article the (AS. [thorn]e), the
     "y" being used in place of the Anglo-Saxon thorn ([thorn]). It is sometimes incorrectly pronounced y[=e]. See {The}, and {Thorn}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ye \Y"["e]\ ([=e]"e), n.; pl. {Y["e]n} ([=e]"en). An eye. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           From his y["e]n ran the water down.      --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ye \Ye\ (y[=e]), pron. [OE. ye, [yogh]e, nom. pl., AS. ge, g[imac]; cf. OS. ge, g[imac], OFries. g[imac], [imac], D. gij, Dan. & Sw. i, Icel. [=e]r, OHG. ir, G. ihr, Goth. jus, Lith. jus, Gr. "ymei^s, Skr. yuyam. [root]189.] The plural of the pronoun of the second person in the nominative case. [1913 Webster]

           Ye ben to me right welcome heartily.     --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified. --1 Cor. vi.
                                                    11. [1913 Webster]

           This would cost you your life in case ye were a man.
                                                    --Udall. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In Old English ye was used only as a nominative, and you only as a dative or objective. In the 16th century, however, ye and you became confused and were often used interchangeably, both as nominatives and objectives, and you has now superseded ye except in solemn or poetic use. See {You}, and also the first Note under {Thou}. [1913 Webster]

                 Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

                 I come, kind gentlemen, strange news to tell ye.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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