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

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

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“Quoth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quoth. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of quoth

old-fashioned + literary used to mean "said" in phrases like quoth I, quoth he, etc.

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