• To address (a person) using the pronoun you (in the past, especially to use you rather than thou, when you was considered more formal).


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  • , from Proto-Indo-European *yūs, *yū́.
  • Cognate with Scots you, Saterland Frisian jou, West Frisian jo, Low German jo, joe and oe, Dutch jou and u, Middle High German eu, iu, Latin vōs, Avestan 𐬬𐬋, Ashkun iã, Kamkata-viri šo, Sanskrit यूयम्
  • See usage notes. ye, you and your are cognate with Dutch jij/je, jou, jouw; Low German ji, jo/ju, jug and German ihr, euch and euer respectively. ye is also cognate with archaic Swedish I.

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