Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

methought

[mi-thawt]
See more synonyms for methought on Thesaurus.com
verb
  1. simple past tense of methinks.
Show More

methinks

[mi-thingks]
verb (impersonal); past me·thought. Archaic.
  1. it seems to me.
Show More

Origin of methinks

before 900; Middle English me thinketh, Old English me thyncth. See me, think2, -s2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for methought

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for methought

methought

verb
  1. archaic the past tense of methinks
Show More

methinks

verb past methought
  1. (tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for methought

methinks

v.

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper