Origin of teethe

1375–1425; late Middle English tethen, derivative of teth teeth
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  1. (intr) to cut one's baby (deciduous) teeth
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Word Origin and History for teethe

early 15c., probably from an unrecorded Old English verb *teþan, from toþ (see tooth). Related: Teethed; teething.

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