eth

noun

less common spelling of

: 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\

Definition of eth- (Entry 2 of 4)

: ethyl ethene
variants: or -th

Definition of -eth (Entry 3 of 4)

used to form the archaic third person singular present of verbs doth

Definition of -eth (Entry 4 of 4)

— see -th entry 2

History and Etymology for eth

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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Kids Definition of -eth

see -th

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