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  1. a letter in the form of a crossed d, written đ or ð, used in Old English writing to represent both voiced and unvoiced th and in modern Icelandic and in phonetic alphabets to represent voiced th.


  1. Ethiopia.


  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.
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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Examples from the Web for eth

Historical Examples

  • Eth, pretty too,” and the child pouted her lips for a kiss.

    Rodney, the Ranger

    John V. Lane

  • He ——eth the moon for seasons; the sun knoweth his going down.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms

    James Champlin Fernald

  • A dental breath-penning is one more or less on the teeth; as, eth, ef.

  • Somehow the telephone doesn't seem to harmonise with words ending in "eth."

    In Pastures Green

    Peter McArthur

  • Ellaby read aloud: "A code (a) of eth (code) ics for (eth) mankind (ethics for mankind)."

    The Dictator

    Milton Lesser

British Dictionary definitions for eth


  1. a variant of edh


abbreviation for
  1. Ethiopia (international car registration)


abbreviation for
  1. Ethiopia(n)


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

Word Origin

Old English -eth, -th



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