[ eth ]
/ ɛð /
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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Definition for eth (2 of 4)
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
From Old English -eth, -ath, -oth, -th; akin to Latin -t
Definition for eth (3 of 4)
variant of -th2, the ordinal suffix, used when the cardinal number ends in -y: twentieth; thirtieth.
Definition for eth (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for eth (1 of 5)
/ (ɛð, ɛθ) /
a variant of edh
British Dictionary definitions for eth (2 of 5)
Ethiopia (international car registration)
British Dictionary definitions for eth (3 of 5)
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)
suffix forming ordinal numbers
a variant of -th 2 twentieth
British Dictionary definitions for eth (5 of 5)
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