noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳthth; akin to cūth known — more at uncouth Date: before 12th century familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives <
kith and kin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kith — (k[i^]th), n. [OE. kith, cu[eth], AS. c[=y][eth][eth]e, c[=y][eth], native land, fr. c[=u][eth] known. [root]45. See {Uncouth}, {Can}, and cf. {Kythe}.] Acquaintance; kindred. [1913 Webster] And my near kith for that will sore me shend. W. Browne …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kith — [kith] n. [ME < OE cyth, earlier cyththu < base of cuth, known: see UNCOUTH] friends, acquaintances, or neighbors: now only in kith and kin a) friends, acquaintances, and relatives b) relatives …   English World dictionary

  • KITH — can refer to:* Kidz in the Hall * The Kids in the Hall * the ICAO code for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport * KITH (FM), an FM radio station located in Kapaa, Hawaii …   Wikipedia

  • Kith — may refer to: *Friends and acquaintances *The different species of faerie creatures in *The Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall *The ICAO code for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport *The Kith, a spacefaring civilization featured in …   Wikipedia

  • kith — (n.) O.E. cyðð kinship, relationship; kinsfolk, fellow countrymen, neighbors; native country, home; knowledge, acquaintance, familiarity, from cuð known, pp. of cunnan to know (see CAN (Cf. can) (v.)). Cognate with O.H.G. chundida. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kith — kith; kith·a·ra; …   English syllables

  • kith — ► NOUN (in phrase kith and kin) ▪ one s relations. ORIGIN Old English, originally in the senses «knowledge», «one s native land», and «friends and neighbours» …   English terms dictionary

  • kith — /kith/, n. 1. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group. 2. kindred. 3. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common… …   Universalium

  • kith — index relative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • kith — /kɪθ / (say kith) noun 1. one s acquaintances or friends (now chiefly Scottish except in kith and kin and often confused in meaning with kin). –phrase 2. kith and kin, friends and relatives. {Middle English kitthe, Old English cȳþ, cȳþþu… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kith — n. friends and relatives kith and kin * * * [kɪθ] [ friends and relatives ] kith and kin …   Combinatory dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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