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English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(No language code specified.): /ðəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(No language code specified.): /ðoʊ/
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Etymology 1 edit

Frae Middle Inglis tho, tha, frae Old English þā (the, those, plural), frae Proto-Germanic *þai (those), frae Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

Article edit


  1. (obsolete) The (plural form); those.

Pronoun edit


  1. (obsolete) Those; they.

Etymology 2 edit

Frae Middle Inglis tho, tha, frae Old English þā (then, when), frae Proto-Germanic *þa- (that), frae Proto-Indo-European *to-, *só (that).

Adverb edit

tho (nae comparable)

  1. (now dialectal) Then; thareupon.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      Tho, her avizing of the vertues rare / Which thereof spoken were, she gan againe / Her to bethink of that mote to her selfe pertaine.

Conjunction edit


  1. (dialectal) When.

Etymology 3 edit

American Inglis; Alteration o though.

Adverb edit


  1. (informal, chiefly US) Lua error in Module:Wt/sco/form_of/templates at line 167: Please enter a language code in the first parameter..
    • 2009, John Hough, Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg[1], Simon and Schuster, ISBN 9781416589655, page 121:
      I wonder now when I will find time to read it but it is a treasure anyway tho heavy in my knapsack, …

Anagrams edit

Crimean Gothic edit

Etymology edit

Frae Proto-Germanic *sa, *sō, *þat.

Article edit


  1. the
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      omnibus vero dictionibus praeponebat articulum tho aut the

Usage notes edit

While it is likely that Crimean Gothic retained grammatical gender, de Busbecq's letter daes nae mention which airticles are uised wi which wirds, makin it impossible tae reconstruct thair gender.

Scots edit

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

tho (comparative mair tho, superlative maist tho)

  1. though, however