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pronoun (desc=personal pronoun; the third person, nominative case, usually plural, but sometimes used in the singular when the gender is unknown or irrelevant, objective case, them, possessive, their, possessive noun, theirs, reflexive plural, themselves, reflexive singular, themself)
  1. (context, the third person plural) A group of others previously mentioned.
Fred and Jane? They just arrived.
  1. (context, the third person singular, disputed) A single person, previously mentioned, but of unknown or irrelevant gender.
Have you ever seen someone while are on their deathbed?
  1. (context, indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; someone.
They say it"s a good place to live.
They didn"t have computers in the old days.
They should do something about this.
Etymology: From íeir, nominative plural masculine of the demonstrative ( = Old English ía, íÄ), which acted in Old Norse as a plural pronoun. Compare Swedish/Danish/Norwegian de "they". Ultimately from
  • thai "those", from (PIE.) base
  • to- "that".



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