Adjective "ye" definition and examples

(Ye may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/jiː/

Definitions and examples

pronoun

    determiner

      More definitions

      1. Archaic, except in some elevated or ecclesiastical prose Literary, orBritish Dialect. (used nominatively as the plural of thou especially in rhetorical, didactic, or poetic contexts, in addressing a group of persons or things): O ye of little faith; ye brooks and hills. (used nominatively for the second person singular, especially in polite address): Do ye not know me? (used objectively in the second person singular or plural): I have something to tell ye. Arise, the enemy is u

      More examples(as adjective)

      "fears can be ye."

      Origin

      (ye)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 down to the 19th century, and in printers' types during the 15th and 16th centuries, but it was never pronounced as ‘ye’.

      Phrase

      ye gods!