- simple past tense of methinks.
- it seems to me.
Origin of methinks
Examples from the Web for methought
When Titania awakens from her spell she famously says, "Methought I was enamored of an ass."Kathleen Turner's New Broadway High
April 17, 2011
Methought anon you saw me go down with three pikes in my breast.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Methought I felt much as a diver might, at the bottom of the sea.The Uncommercial Traveller
Methought he looked in no very good temper when I kissed her at the door.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
I could read them, methought; but though each one of the words 1817.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Then they passed from me to the vanishing Jeanneton, and methought that she was about to call her back.The Suitors of Yvonne
- archaic the past tense of methinks
- (tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me
Word Origin and History for methought
Old English me þyncð "it seems to me," from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.