noun, verb (used with or without object), tythed, tyth·ing. British.
verb (used with object), tithed, tith·ing.
verb (used without object), tithed, tith·ing.
Origin of tithe
Examples from the Web for tythe
Historical Examples of tythe
Tythe of all kinds of grain: but instead of hay, wool and lamb, a due of 12d.An History of Birmingham (1783)
The tythe of the church is divided into such small portions that no one of its proprietors can have any interest of this kind.
America pays no tythe, and could, therefore, very well afford to pay a land tax.
Once (he says) my father attempted to take the Tythe in kind: it amounted, toute dpense faite, only to 8.
The snails of the Law are copying the Tythe deed, and we shall soon see the effect of it.
- to exact or demand a tithe or tithes from (an individual or group)
- to levy a tithe upon (a crop or amount of produce, etc)
Word Origin for tithe
Old English teogoþa (Anglian), teoþa (West Saxon) "tenth," from Proto-Germanic *tegunthon, *tekhunthon. Retained in ecclesiastical sense while the form was replaced in ordinal use by tenth (influenced by ten).
Old English teoþian, from the root of tithe (n.). Related: Tithed; tithing.