How Do You Spell THIEVERY?

Pronunciation: [θˈiːvəɹi] (IPA)

Thievery is spelled with the combination of the sounds /θiːv/ and /əri/. The initial sound is a voiceless dental fricative, indicated by the symbol θ, which is produced by placing the tip of the tongue between the upper and lower teeth and forcing air out. The second syllable contains the schwa sound, represented by ə, which is the most common sound in English and is pronounced with a neutral position of the tongue and a short vowel quality. The final sound is produced by the combination of the symbols /r/ and /i/, which indicate an r-colored vowel sound.

THIEVERY Meaning and Definition

  1. Thievery refers to the act of stealing or pilfering someone else’s property without their permission or through deceitful means for personal gain. It is a form of criminal activity that involves unlawfully taking possession of another person’s belongings with the intention of keeping it for oneself or selling it for monetary profit.

    Thievery can take various forms, depending on the nature and value of the stolen item. It can involve petty theft, which typically encompasses smaller items of lesser value, or grand larceny, which involves more significant thefts such as valuable artwork, expensive jewelry, or large sums of money. Regardless of the scale, thievery is universally considered an illegal and morally wrong act, leading to legal consequences such as fines or imprisonment.

    Individuals involved in thievery are commonly referred to as thieves or burglars. In order to carry out their criminal activities, thieves often employ tactics such as pickpocketing, shoplifting, breaking and entering, or fraud. Thievery not only causes financial losses for the victims but also inflicts psychological distress and can disrupt one's sense of security.

    Due to its detrimental effects on society, various measures are implemented to prevent and deter thievery. These measures include security systems, surveillance cameras, alarms, and legal systems that investigate, prosecute, and punish those involved in thievery. Additionally, public awareness campaigns and education programs aim to discourage individuals from engaging in such criminal activities by emphasizing the negative consequences and promoting ethical behavior.

  2. The practice of stealing.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of THIEVERY

The word "thievery" comes from the Middle English word "thievere", which originated from the Old English word "thēofrē", meaning thief. The Old English word derives from the Proto-Germanic word "*theubaz", which also means thief. This Proto-Germanic word gave rise to various words in different Germanic languages, including the Old High German "diobari", Old Norse "þjōfr", and Gothic "þiubō". Ultimately, the origin can be traced back to the Proto-Indo-European root "*tep-", which means to crouch, sneak, or steal.



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