Uncuth
Uncuth Un*cuth", a. Unknown; strange. [Obs.] -- n. A stranger. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • uncuth — /ankuwfi/ In Saxon law, unknown; a stranger. A person entertained in the house of another was, on the first night of his entertainment, so called. See twa night gest cuth …   Black's law dictionary

  • uncuth — (Saxon.) Unknown; a stranger …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cuth — also couth /kuwt/ Sax. Known, knowing. Uncuth, unknown. See couthutlaugh uncuth …   Black's law dictionary

  • couth — also cuth /kuwt/ Sax. Known, knowing. Uncuth, unknown. See couthutlaugh uncuth …   Black's law dictionary

  • cuth — also couth /kuwt/ Sax. Known, knowing. Uncuth, unknown. See couthutlaugh uncuth …   Black's law dictionary

  • couth — also cuth /kuwt/ Sax. Known, knowing. Uncuth, unknown. See couthutlaugh uncuth …   Black's law dictionary

  • uncouth — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English uncūth, from un + cūth familiar, known; akin to Old High German kund known, Old English can know more at can Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic not known or not familiar to one ; seldom… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • uncouth — uncouthly, adv. uncouthness, n. /un koohth /, adj. 1. awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly: uncouth behavior; an uncouth relative who embarrasses the family. 2. strange and ungraceful in appearance or form. 3. unusual or strange. [bef. 900; ME; OE… …   Universalium

  • CUTHBERTUS — Monachus Anglus, sub Egberto, Notthumbriae Rege Bedae praeceptoris vitam scripsit. Hic non a barba tonsa, sed a scientia clara nomen accepit; unde versus: Quique gerit certum Cuthbert de luce vocamen. Cuth est scientia: ut uncuth ignotus. Cuthwin …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • uncouth — un|couth [ʌnˈku:θ] adj [: Old English; Origin: uncuth, from un + cuth known, familiar ] behaving and speaking in a way that is rude or socially unacceptable >uncouthly adv >uncouthness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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