Pronunciation: (yē), [key]
1. Archaic(except in some elevated or ecclesiastical prose), Literary, or Brit. Dial.
a. (used nominatively as the plural of thou, esp. in rhetorical, didactic, or poetic contexts, in addressing a group of persons or things): O ye of little faith; ye brooks and hills.
b. (used nominatively for the second person singular, esp. in polite address): Do ye not know me?
c. (used objectively in the second person singular or plural): I have something to tell ye. Arise, the enemy is upon ye!
2. (used with mock seriousness in an invocation, mild oath, or the like): Ye gods and little fishes!
Pronunciation: (&thslash;ē; spelling pron. yē), [key]definite article. Archaic.
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