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quoth

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verb past \ˈkwōth also ˈkōth\

Simple Definition of quoth

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quoth

archaic

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

Origin and Etymology 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

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