\ ˈkwōth How to pronounce quoth (audio) also ˈkōth \

Definition of quoth

archaic
: said entry 1 used chiefly in the first and third persons with a postpositive subject

First Known Use of quoth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quoth

Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say

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“Quoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quoth. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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