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eth

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[ eth ]
/ ɛð /
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noun
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.
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Other definitions for eth (2 of 4)

-eth1

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 -eth

1
From Old English -eth, -ath, -oth, -th; akin to Latin -t

Other definitions for eth (3 of 4)

-eth2

variant of -th2, the ordinal suffix, used when the cardinal number ends in -y: twentieth; thirtieth.

Other definitions for eth (4 of 4)

Eth.

abbreviation
Ethiopia.
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British Dictionary definitions for eth (1 of 5)

eth
/ (ɛð, ɛθ) /

noun
a variant of edh

British Dictionary definitions for eth (2 of 5)

ETH

abbreviation for
Ethiopia (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for eth (3 of 5)

-eth1

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

Word Origin for -eth

Old English -eth, -th

British Dictionary definitions for eth (4 of 5)

-eth2

-th


suffix forming ordinal numbers
a variant of -th 2 twentieth

British Dictionary definitions for eth (5 of 5)

Eth.

abbreviation for
Ethiopia(n)
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