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  1. an ending of the third person singular present indicative of verbs, now occurring only in archaic forms or used in solemn or poetic language: doeth or doth; hopeth; sitteth.
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Also -th.

Origin of -eth1

Old English -eth, -ath, -oth, -th; akin to Latin -t


  1. variant of -th2, the ordinal suffix, used when the cardinal number ends in -y: twentieth; thirtieth.
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British Dictionary definitions for -eth


  1. forming the archaic third person singular present indicative tense of verbsgoeth; taketh
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Word Origin

Old English -eth, -th



suffix forming ordinal numbers
  1. a variant of -th 2 twentieth
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