- 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.
- 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.
Origin of -eth1
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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Examples from the Web for eth
“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.An Outline of English Speech-craft
Somehow the telephone doesn't seem to harmonise with words ending in "eth."In Pastures Green
Ellaby read aloud: "A code (a) of eth (code) ics for (eth) mankind (ethics for mankind)."The Dictator
- a variant of edh
- Ethiopia (international car registration)
- forming the archaic third person singular present indicative tense of verbsgoeth; taketh
Old English -eth, -th
- a variant of -th 2 twentieth
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