thou Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"thou" in British English

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uk   us   /ðaʊ/ old use
you, used when ​speaking to one ​person

thounoun [C]

uk   us   /θaʊ/ (plural thou)
informal for thousand , ​especially when referring to an ​amount of ​money: "How much do you ​think it ​cost him?" "About thirty thou."
(Definition of thou from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thou" in American English

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 us   /ðɑʊ/
old use you: Thou shalt (= You shall) not ​kill.
(Definition of thou from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thou”
in Spanish vos…
in Vietnamese mày, mi, ngươi…
in Malaysian kamu…
in Thai ท่าน, เธอ (ใช้ในภาษาวรรณคดีโบราณ)…
in French tu, toi…
in German du…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汝,尔,你…
in Indonesian Kau…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汝,爾,你…
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