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þú

þú

See also: þu and -þu

Icelandic

Pronoun

þú

  1. (personal, singular) you, thou
    Þú ert skemmtilegur.
    You are fun.
    Ertu nemandi?
    Are you a student?

Synonyms

  • (singular you): þér (formal, archaic)

Derived terms

Usage notes

  • After verbs the pronoun þú is either:
    separated:
    (separated) munt þú ― are you going to
    (separated) skalt þúyou shall
    (separated) borðar þú ― do you eat
    (separated) hoppar þú ― do you jump
    (separated) sérð þú ― do you see
    or suffixed and changed into -ðu, -du, -tu or -u:
    (suffixed) muntu ― are you going to
    (suffixed) borðarðu ― do you eat
    (suffixed) viltu ― do you want to
    (suffixed) nennirðu ― could you be bothered to

Inflection


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *þū, from Proto-Indo-European *túh₂. Cognates: see there.

Pronoun

þú

  1. (in the singular) you

Inflection

Descendants

  • Danish: du
  • Faroese:
  • Icelandic: þú
  • Norwegian: du
  • Old Swedish: þu
    • Swedish: du