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(Entry 1 of 2)
: soft, sweet
Definition of sooth (Entry 2 of 2)
: truth, reality
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English, from Old English sōth; akin to Old High German sand true, Latin esse to be
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