Origin of sooth
Examples from the Web for sooth
He was elected to sooth the wounds of the Bush era and make clear to Muslims that they had nothing to fear from the US.Romney’s One Quip on Russia Trumps Obama’s Former Declarations|Stuart Stevens|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In sooth, it is a shame to choose rather to be still borrowing in all places, from everybody, than to work and win.Book of Wise Sayings|W. A. Clouston
He is, in sooth, a diabolical villain, and did very foully strike our companion here whilst men were holding him.Robin Hood|Paul Creswick
We put up at the hostel of the Crown, and, in sooth, a merrier night I never spent withal.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
Word Origin for sooth
Old English soð "truth, justice, righteousness, rectitude; reality, certainty," noun use of soð (adj.) "true, genuine, real; just, righteous," originally *sonð-, from Proto-Germanic *santhaz (cf. Old Norse sannr, Old Saxon soth, Old High German sand "true," Gothic sunja "truth").
The group is related to Old English synn "sin" and Latin sontis "guilty" (truth is related to guilt via "being the one;" see sin (v.)), from PIE *es-ont- "being, existence," thus "real, true," from present participle of root *es-, the s-form of the verb "to be" (see be), preserved in Latin sunt "they are" and German sind. Archaic in English, it is the root of modern words for "true" in Swedish (sann) and Danish (sand). In common use until mid-17c., then obsolete until revived as an archaism early 19c. by Scott, etc. Used for Latin pro- in translating compounds into Old English, e.g. soðtacen "prodigy," soðfylgan "prosequi."