verb past \ˈkwōth also ˈkōth\

—used to mean “said” in phrases like quoth I, quoth he, etc.

Full Definition of QUOTH

:  said —used chiefly in the first and third persons with a postpositive subject

Origin of QUOTH

Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with QUOTH


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