- methoxy group,
verb (impersonal); past me·thought. Archaic.
Origin of methinks
Examples from the Web for methought
When Titania awakens from her spell she famously says, "Methought I was enamored of an ass."
Methought I went one day to church to hear a revered elderly relative of mine preach.
Methought they were the daintier did they hold some sweet contents, and so I took them and bore them off, and found them void.
Whom did Ivanhoe think of when he said, “Methought there was but one man in England that might do such a deed”?
verb past methought
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.