variants or kythe
kithed or kythed; kithing or kything

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland : to make known

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : to become known

Word History


Middle English, from Old English cȳthan, from cūth

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of kithe was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Kithe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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