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English[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • (UK) IPA(No language code specified.): /ðəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(No language code specified.): /ðoʊ/
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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Frae Middle Inglis tho, tha, frae Old English þā (the, those, plural), frae Proto-Germanic *þai (those), frae Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

Article[edit | edit source]


  1. (obsolete) The (plural form); those.

Pronoun[edit | edit source]


  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Frae Middle Inglis tho, tha, frae Old English þā (then, when), frae Proto-Germanic *þa- (that), frae Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

Adverb[edit | edit source]

tho (nae comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thareupon.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      Tho, her avizing of the vertues rare / Which thereof spoken were, she gan againe / Her to bethink of that mote to her selfe pertaine.

Conjunction[edit | edit source]


  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

American Inglis; Alteration o though.

Adverb[edit | edit source]


  1. (informal, chiefly US) Lua error in Module:Wt/sco/form_of/templates at line 167: Please enter a language code in the first parameter..
    • 2009, John Hough, Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg[1], Simon and Schuster, ISBN 9781416589655, page 121:
      I wonder now when I will find time to read it but it is a treasure anyway tho heavy in my knapsack, …

Anagrams[edit | edit source]

Crimean Gothic[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Frae Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.

Article[edit | edit source]


  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

While it is likely that Crimean Gothic retained grammatical gender, de Busbecq's letter daes nae mention which airticles are uised wi which wirds, makin it impossible tae reconstruct thair gender.

Scots[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Adverb[edit | edit source]

tho (comparative mair tho, superlative maist tho)

  1. though, however