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Ye
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


“Ye are men.”

-from an untitled draft of a Kull story

ye1

yē/

pronoun

archaicdialect

pronoun: ye

1. plural form of thou1.

Origin

Old English gē, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gij and German ihr .

ye2

yē,T͟Hē/

determiner

determiner: ye

1. pseudo-archaic term for the.

Origin

graphic variant; in late Middle English þ (see thorn) came to be written identically with y, so that the could be written ye . This spelling (usually ye) was kept as a convenient abbreviation in handwriting until the 19th century, and in printers' types during the 15th and 16th century, but it was never pronounced as “ye.”

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