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.

Nearby words

  1. -esis,
  2. -esque,
  3. -ess,
  4. -est,
  5. -et,
  6. -etic,
  7. -ette,
  8. -eum,
  9. -eur,
  10. -eus

Also -th.

Origin of -eth

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



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




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

Word Origin for -eth

Old English -eth, -th

suffix forming ordinal numbers

a variant of -th 2 twentieth
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