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 tything
Historical Examples of tything
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
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
- 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.