(The Persian language does not have definite articles.17 This is also true when it comes to the reference of a specific person.The English definite article the, written e in Middle English, derives from an Old English demonstrative, which, according to gender, was written se (masculine seo (feminine) ( e and eo in the Northumbrian dialect or æt (neuter).

"The 500 Most Commonly Used Words in the English Language".Standard Basque distinguishes between proximal and distal definite articles in the plural (dialectally, a proximal singular and an additional medial grade may also be present).

17 Occasionally, such as if one was describing an entire class of things in a nonspecific fashion, the singular definite noun te would is used.Retrieved Lawrence, Erma (1977).