of this neuter

þisses

English to the Old English. 2014.

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  • this neuter, nom. acc. — þis …   English to the Old English

  • to this neuter — þissum …   English to the Old English

  • this — I. pronoun (plural these) Etymology: Middle English, pronoun & adjective, from Old English thes (masculine), this (neuter); akin to Old High German dese this, Old English thæt that Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the person, thing, or idea… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Neuter — is a Latin adjective meaning neither , and can refer to: Neutering, the sterilization of an animal The neuter grammatical gender See also Trap Neuter Return (TNR), an alternative to euthanasia for managing feral cat and dog populations This… …   Wikipedia

  • neuter — [no͞ot′ər, nyo͞ot′ər] adj. [ME neutre < MFr or L: MFr neutre < L neuter, neither < ne , not (see NO1) + uter, either] 1. Archaic taking neither side; neutral 2. Biol. a) having no sexual organ; asexual b) having undeveloped o …   English World dictionary

  • this — O.E. þis, neuter demonstrative pronoun and adjective (masc. þes, fem. þeos), probably from a North Sea Germanic pronoun formed by combining the base *þa (see THAT (Cf. that)) with s, which is probably identical with O.E. se the (representing here …   Etymology dictionary

  • neuter — [14] From a formal point of view, Latin neuter is virtually identical to English neither. Both originated as compounds formed from a negative particle and an element meaning ‘which of two’. In the case of neuter these were ne and uter, which in… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • neuter — [14] From a formal point of view, Latin neuter is virtually identical to English neither. Both originated as compounds formed from a negative particle and an element meaning ‘which of two’. In the case of neuter these were ne and uter, which in… …   Word origins

  • this — [OE] This is descended from the neuter form of the Old English demonstrative adjective and pronoun whose masculine form was thes. It was formed in the prehistoric Germanic period from the demonstrative base *tha (source also of English that,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • this — [OE] This is descended from the neuter form of the Old English demonstrative adjective and pronoun whose masculine form was thes. It was formed in the prehistoric Germanic period from the demonstrative base *tha (source also of English that,… …   Word origins

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