adverb or adjective Etymology: Middle English ethe, from Old English ēathe; akin to Old High German ōdi easy Date: before 12th century Scottish easy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Eath — ([=e]th), a. & adv. [AS. e[ a][eth]e.] Easy or easily. [Obs.] Eath to move with plaints. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eath — eath; eath·ly; un·eath; …   English syllables

  • eath —  easy ; it is eath to do, it is easy to do. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • eath — adverb (or adjective) or eith ˈēth Etymology: Middle English eth, ethe, from Old English ēath, ēathe; akin to Old High German ōdi easy, ōdo perhaps, Old Norse auth easily, and perhaps to Latin avēre to long for more at avid Scotland …   Useful english dictionary

  • eath — /eedh, eeth/, adj., adv. Scot. easy. [bef. 1000; ME ethe, OE eathe (adv.); c. ON auth , OHG odo; akin to OE eadig, Goth audags happy] * * * …   Universalium

  • eath — 1. adjective easy, not hard or difficult. 2. adverb easily Ant: uneath, difficult …   Wiktionary

  • eath´ly — eath «eeth, eeth», adjective, adverb. Scottish. –adj. easy. –adv. easily. ╂[Old English ēathe easily] –eath´ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tom D'Eath — Tom D’Eath was an American hydroplane and racecar driver. Career summaryTom D Eath (pronounced deeth) won three American Power Boat Association Gold Cups and three the Prince Edward Canadian Gold Cups. He remains the only three time winner of… …   Wikipedia

  • D'eath — This most unusual and interesting name has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may be of early medieval English origin, and one of a sizeable group of modern surnames that were created from a nickname given to someone who played the part of …   Surnames reference

  • un|eath — «uhn EETH», adjective. Obsolete. not easy; difficult. ╂[Old English unēathe < un un 1 + ēathe easy] …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”