sobeit

[soh-bee-it]

Origin of sobeit

First recorded in 1575–85; so1 + be + it1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sobeit

Historical Examples of sobeit


British Dictionary definitions for sobeit

sobeit

conjunction
  1. archaic provided that

Word Origin for sobeit

C16: from so 1 + be + it : originally three words
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 sobeit
conj.

1580s, from so be it, "one of our few surviving subjunctives" [Weekley].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper