[ tahyth ]
/ taɪð /
noun, verb (used with or without object), tythed, tyth·ing. British.
Words nearby tythe
Definition for tything (2 of 2)
[ tahyth ]
/ taɪð /
Sometimes tithes. the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy, or the same amount regarded as an obligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood, or the like.
any tax, levy, or the like, especially of one-tenth.
a tenth part or any indefinitely small part of anything.
verb (used with object), tithed, tith·ing.
to give or pay a tithe or tenth of (produce, money, etc.).
to give or pay tithes on (crops, income, etc.).
to exact a tithe from (a person, community, parish, etc.).
to levy a tithe on (crops, income, etc.).
verb (used without object), tithed, tith·ing.
to give or pay a tithe.
Also British, tythe.
Origin of tithe
before 900; (noun) Middle English ti(ghe)the, Old English teogotha tenth; (v.) Middle English tithen, Old English teogothian to take the tenth of, derivative of the noun
OTHER WORDS FROM tithetithe·less, adjectiveun·tithed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tything
Paradise Row, as every one knows, is right at the other end of the town, past the Tything.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Thus in the tything of Gillingham alone forty-five deaths are recorded, and in the neighbouring tything of Bourton seventeen.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)|Francis Aidan Gasquet
British Dictionary definitions for tything
/ (taɪð) /
(often plural) Christianity a tenth part of agricultural or other produce, personal income, or profits, contributed either voluntarily or as a tax for the support of the church or clergy or for charitable purposes
any levy, esp of one tenth
a tenth or very small part of anything
- 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)
(intr) to pay a tithe or tithes
Derived forms of tithetither, noun
Word Origin for tithe
Old English teogoth; related to Old Frisian tegotha, Old Saxon tegotho, Old High German zehando, Old Norse tīundi, Gothic taihunda
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Culture definitions for tything
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