- it seems to me.
Origin of methinks
Examples from the Web for methinks
Methinks its owner doth protest too much—but wearing such a thing in 1968, he might have had no choice.Real Men Wear Velvet: The Peacock Male
February 5, 2011
“A tall and stalwart esquire, methinks,” said Master Headley.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Well but, methinks you say, what is all this to the purpose?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Methinks that Gascony is too small a cock to crow so lustily.
Methinks, Alleyne, it is this learning which you have taught her that has taken all the life and sap from her.
I have nothing left to fear, and methinks I am ten times more a coward than ever.The Wives of The Dead
- (tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me
Word Origin and History for methinks
Old English me þyncð "it seems to me," from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.