eth

1 of 4

noun

less common spelling of edh

: the letter ð used in Old English to represent either of the fricatives \th\ or \t͟h\ and in Icelandic and some phonetic alphabets to represent the fricative \t͟h\

eth-

2 of 4

combining form

: ethyl
ethene

-eth

3 of 4

verb suffix

variants or -th
used to form the archaic third person singular present of verbs
doth

-eth

4 of 4

adjective suffix

Word History

Etymology

Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary

Verb suffix

Middle English, from Old English -eth, -ath, -th; akin to Old High German -it, -ōt, -ēt, 3rd singular ending, Latin -t, -it

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Cite this Entry

“Eth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eth. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

-eth

1 of 2 verb suffix
əth,
ith
variants or -th
th
used to form the archaic third person singular present of verbs
doth

-eth

2 of 2
Etymology

Verb suffix

Old English -eth, -ath, -th (verb suffix)

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