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
- 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.