sooth

[ sooth ]
/ suθ /
Archaic.

noun

truth, reality, or fact.

adjective

soothing, soft, or sweet.
true or real.

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Origin of sooth

before 900; Middle English; Old English sōth; cognate with Old Saxon sōth, Old Norse sannr, Gothic sunjis true, Sanskrit sat, sant true, real; akin to is

OTHER WORDS FROM sooth

sooth·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sooth

sooth
/ (suːθ) archaic, or poetic /

noun

truth or reality (esp in the phrase in sooth)

adjective

true or real
smooth

Derived forms of sooth

soothly, adverb

Word Origin for sooth

Old English sōth; related to Old Norse sathr true, Old High German sand, Gothic sunja truth, Latin sōns guilty, sonticus critical
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