Sooth Sooth, n. [AS. s[=o][eth]. See {Sooth}, a.] 1. Truth; reality. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

The sooth it this, the cut fell to the knight. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In good sooth, Its mystery is love, its meaninng youth. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Augury; prognostication. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The soothe of birds by beating of their wings. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Blandishment; cajolery. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Sooth — (s[=oo]th), a.; also adv. [Compar. {Soother} (s[=oo]th [ e]r); superl. {Soothest}.] [OE. soth, AS. s[=o][eth], for san[eth]; akin to OS. s[=o][eth], OHG. sand, Icel. sannr, Sw. sann, Dan. sand, Skr. sat, sant, real, genuine, present, being;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sooth — ► NOUN archaic ▪ truth. ● in sooth Cf. ↑in sooth ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • sooth — [so͞oth] adj. [ME soth < OE, akin to Goth sunja, truth, ON sannr, true < IE base * es , to be (> AM, IS1): basic sense “that is”] 1. Archaic true or real 2. Old Poet. soothing; smooth n. Archaic truth; fact truth; fact …   English World dictionary

  • Sooth — is an archaic word that, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, may refer to one of the following *Truth *Reality *Smooth *Softee also* Soothsayer …   Wikipedia

  • sooth — O.E. soð truth, noun use of soþ (adj.) true, originally *sonþ , from P.Gmc. *santhaz (Cf. O.N. sannr, O.S. soth, O.H.G. sand true, Goth. sunja truth ), and thus cognate with O.E. synn sin and L …   Etymology dictionary

  • sooth — for·sooth; in·sooth; sooth·ful; sooth·less; sooth·ly; sooth·say·er; sooth·say·ing; sooth; sooth·er; sooth·say; sooth·ing·ly; sooth·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • Sooth — Aloo tikki servido con menta (izquierda), saunth (derecha) y dahi (yogur, detrás). El sooth o saunth es un chutney dulce empleado en los chaats indios. Se hace con jengibre seco (o sooth, de ahí su nombre) y pasta de tamarindo (imli). El chutney… …   Wikipedia Español

  • sooth — 1. noun /suːθ/ Truth. In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. (Merchant of Venice, Act I, Scene 1) 2. adjective /suːθ/ True …   Wiktionary

  • sooth — [OE] Sooth ‘truth’ (which now survives in current usage only in the compound soothsayer [14]) goes back ultimately to Indo European *sntyós (possible ancestor also of English sin). This was a derivative of the base *es ‘be’, and hence… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • sooth — adj. == true. 1201 B. AS. sóð sb. == truth, in the phrase ‘to sooth,’ i. e. ‘in truth.’ 1023, 2118 B …   Oldest English Words

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