troth

[ trawth, trohth ]
/ trɔθ, troʊθ /

noun

faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty: by my troth.
truth or verity: in troth.
one's word or promise, especially in engaging oneself to marry.

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Origin of troth

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

OTHER WORDS FROM troth

troth·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for troth

troth
/ (trəʊθ) /

noun archaic

a pledge or oath of fidelity, esp a betrothal
truth (esp in the phrase in troth)
loyalty; fidelity

Word Origin for troth

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