From Middle English this, from Old English þis (neuter demonstrative), from North Sea Germanic base *þa- "that", from Proto-Germanic *þat, from Proto-Indo-European *tód, extended form of demonstrative base *to-; + North Sea Germanic definitive suffix -s, from Proto-Indo-European *só ("this, that").
Cognate with Scots this ("this"), Saterland Frisian dusse ("this"), West Frisian dizze ("this"), German dies, dieses.
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