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    "Thou art the man!"




    David's anger was kindled against that cruel man, and he exclaimed that the culprit should be put to death. Then the prophet Nathan said to David, "Thou art the man!"



    Source: David's Trials - King David

    "Thou art the man!" means what? Sorry, I am not familiar with Old English.

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    Re: "Thou art the man!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post



    David's anger was kindled against that cruel man, and he exclaimed that the culprit should be put to death. Then the prophet Nathan said to David, "Thou art the man!"



    Source: David's Trials - King David

    "Thou art the man!" means what? Sorry, I am not familiar with Old English.
    It means "You are the man!"

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    Re: "Thou art the man!"

    'Thou art' is not an example of Old English, but Early Modern English — sometimes called 'Biblical English'.

    This is what Old English looks like:

    Sample text in Old English (Prologue from Beowulf)




    (Since you ask, I haven't a clue what it means or how to read it.)

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Oct-2012 at 10:01.

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