troth

[ trawth, trohth ]
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noun
  1. faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty: by my troth.

  2. truth or verity: in troth.

  1. one's word or promise, especially in engaging oneself to marry.

Origin of troth

1
1125–75; Middle English trowthe, trouthe, variant of treuthe,Old English trēowth.See truth

Other words from troth

  • trothless, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for troth

troth

/ (trəʊθ) /


nounarchaic
  1. a pledge or oath of fidelity, esp a betrothal

  2. truth (esp in the phrase in troth)

  1. loyalty; fidelity

Origin of troth

1
Old English trēowth; related to Old High German gitriuwida loyalty; see truth

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