(Thor"ough*wort`) n. Same as Boneset.

(Thor"ow) prep. Through. [Obs.] "Thorow bramble, pits, and floods." Beau. & Fl.

(Thor"ow), a. Thorough. [Obs.] Hakluyt.

(Thorp, Thorpe) n. [AS. þorp; akin to OS. & OFries. thorp, D. dorp, G. dorf, Icel. þorp, Dan. torp, Sw. torp a cottage, a little farm, Goth. þaúrp a field, and probably to Lith. troba a building, a house, W. tref a hamlet, Ir. treabh a farmed village, a tribe, clan, Gael. treabhair houses, and perhaps to L. turba a crowd, mult. Cf. Dorp.] A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp; — now chiefly occurring in names of places and persons; as, Althorp, Mablethorpe. "Within a little thorp I staid." Fairfax.

Then thorpe and byre arose in fire.

(Those) pron. [OE. þos, þas, AS. ðas, nom. and acc. pl. of ðes this. See This, and cf. These.] The plural of that. See That.

(||Thoth) n.

1. (Myth.) The god of eloquence and letters among the ancient Egyptians, and supposed to be the inventor of writing and philosophy. He corresponded to the Mercury of the Romans, and was usually represented as a human figure with the head of an ibis or a lamb.

2. (Zoöl.) The Egyptian sacred baboon.

(Thou) pron. [Sing.: nom. Thou; poss. Thy or Thine ; obj. Thee Pl.: nom. You ; poss. Your or Yours ; obj. You.] [OE. thou, þu, AS. ðu, ðu; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw. du, Icel. þu, Goth. þu, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael. tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. &radic185. Cf. Thee, Thine, Te Deum.] The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.

Art thou he that should come?
Matt. xi. 3.

"In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and expresses also companionship, love, permission, defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further expresses honor, submission, or entreaty." Skeat.

Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers, in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly say thee instead of thou.

(Thou), v. t. To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.

If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss.

(Thou), v. i. To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends. [R.]

(Though) conj. [OE. thogh, þah, AS. ðeáh, ð&aemacrh, ðeh; akin to OS. thoh, OFries. thach, D. & G. doch but, yet, OHG. doh but, yet though, Icel. þo yet, nevertheless, Sw. dock, Dan. dog, Goth. þáuh, þáu, than, or, yet; of uncertain origin. &radic184.] Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Job xiii. 15.

Not that I so affirm, though so it seem.

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