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quoth

[ kwohth ]
/ kwoʊθ /
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verb Archaic.

said (used with nouns, and with first- and third-person pronouns, and always placed before the subject): Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.”

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Also quo [kwoh] /kwoʊ/ .

Origin of quoth

First recorded in 1150–1200; preterit of quethe (otherwise obsolete), Middle English quethen, Old English cwethan “to say.” Cf. bequeath
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quoth
/ (kwəʊθ) /

verb

archaic (used with all pronouns except thou and you, and with nouns) another word for said 1 (def. 2)

Word Origin for quoth

Old English cwæth, third person singular of cwethan to say; related to Old Frisian quetha to say, Old Saxon, Old High German quethan; see bequeath
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