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prithee

[prith -ee] /ˈprɪð i/
interjection, Archaic.
1.
(I) pray thee.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; by shortening and alteration
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  • Now, forward with your tale-prithee stand further off.
British Dictionary definitions for prithee

prithee

/ˈprɪðɪ/
interjection
1.
(archaic) pray thee; please
Word Origin
C16: shortened from I pray thee
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Word Origin and History for prithee

1570s, altered from phrase (I) pray thee (14c.; see pray).

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