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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Origin of -eth1
Old English -eth, -ath, -oth, -th; akin to Latin -t
Definition for -eth (2 of 2)
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 of 2)
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 (2 of 2)
suffix forming ordinal numbers
a variant of -th 2 twentieth
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