Sooth 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; properly p. pr. from a root meaning, to be, Skr. as, L. esse; also akin to Goth. sunjis true, Gr. 'eteo`s, Skr. satya. [root]9. Cf. {Absent}, {Am}, {Essence}, {Is}, {Soothe}, {Sutee}.] 1. True; faithful; trustworthy. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]

The sentence [meaning] of it sooth is, out of doubt. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

That shall I sooth (said he) to you declare. --Spensser. [1913 Webster]

2. Pleasing; delightful; sweet. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The soothest shepherd that ever piped on plains. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

With jellies soother than the creamy curd. --Keats. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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