Methinks
Methinks Me*thinks", v. impers. [imp. {Methought}.] [AS. [thorn]yncan to seem, m[=e] [thorn]ynce[eth], m[=e] [thorn][=u]hte, OE. me thinketh, me thoughte; akin to G. d["u]nken to seem, denken to think, and E. think. See {Me}, and {Think}.] It seems to me; I think. See {Me}. [R., except in poetry.] [1913 Webster]

In all ages poets have been had in special reputation, and, methinks, not without great cause. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • methinks — (v.) O.E. me þyncð it seems to me, from ME (Cf. me) (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan to seem, reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan to seem and related þencan to think, which bedevils modern students… …   Etymology dictionary

  • methinks — ► VERB (past methought) archaic or humorous ▪ it seems to me. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • methinks — [mē thiŋks′] v.impersonal pt.methought [ME me thinketh < OE me thyncth < me, me, to me + thyncth, it seems < thyncan, to seem: see THINK2] Archaic it seems to me …   English World dictionary

  • methinks — me|thinks [mıˈθıŋks] v past tense methought [ ˈθo:t US ˈθo:t] [T] old use [: Old English; Origin: me thincth it seems to me , from thyncan to seem ] I think ▪ Methinks he is not mistaken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • methinks — I think. It s raining outside. Methinks I m going to get my coat …   Dictionary of american slang

  • methinks — I think. It s raining outside. Methinks I m going to get my coat …   Dictionary of american slang

  • methinks — verb past tense methought, old use or humorous I think: a holiday somewhere nice, Florida methinks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • methinks — verb impersonal (past methought) Etymology: Middle English me thinketh, from Old English mē thincth, from mē (dative of ic I) + thincth seems, from thyncan to seem more at i, think Date: before 12th century archaic it seems to me …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • methinks — /mi thingks /, v. impers.; pt. methought. Archaic. it seems to me. [bef. 900; ME me thinketh, OE me thyncth. See ME, THINK2, S2] * * * …   Universalium

  • methinks — me|thinks [ mi θıŋks ] verb an old word meaning I think. This is sometimes still used in a humorous way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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