methinks

impersonal verb
me·​thinks | \ mi-ˈthiŋ(k)s How to pronounce methinks (audio) \
past methought\ mi-​ˈthȯt How to pronounce methinks (audio) \

Definition of methinks

archaic
: it seems to me

First Known Use of methinks

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methinks

Middle English me thinketh, from Old English mē thincth, from (dative of ic I) + thincth seems, from thyncan to seem — more at i, think

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The first known use of methinks was before the 12th century

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“Methinks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methinks. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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