verb past Etymology: Middle English, past of quethen to say, from Old English cwethan; akin to Old High German quedan to say Date: before 12th century archaic said — used chiefly in the first and third persons with a postpositive subject

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  • Quoth — EP par Polygon Window (Richard D. James) Sortie 22 mars 1993 Durée 24:02 30:51 Genre Musique électronique Producteur Richard D. James Lab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quoth — (kw[=o]th or kw[u^]th), v. t. [AS. cwe[eth]an, imp cw[ae][eth], pl. cw[=ae]don; akin to OS. que[eth]an, OHG. quethan, quedan, Icel. kve[eth]a, Goth. qi[thorn]an. [root]22. Cf. {Bequeath}.] Said; spoke; uttered; used only in the first and third… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quoth — [kwəuθ US kwouθ] v [T] old use [: Old English; Origin: cwath, past tense of cwethan to say ] quoth I/he/she etc a way of saying I said , he said etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quoth — [ kwouθ ] verb transitive an old word meaning said …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quoth — (v.) O.E. cwæð, past tense of cweðan to say, speak, name, call (Cf. O.S. quethan, O.N. kveða, O.Fris. quetha, O.H.G. quedan, Goth. qiþan). Cf. archaic quotha said he (1510s) for O.E. cwæðe ge think you? …   Etymology dictionary

  • quoth — ► VERB archaic or humorous ▪ said (used only in first and third person singular before the subject). ORIGIN past tense of obsolete quethe «say, declare», of Germanic origin …   English terms dictionary

  • quoth — [kwōth] vt. [ME quath < OE cwæth, pret. of cwethan, to speak, say, akin to Goth quithan, to say] Archaic said: the past tense, followed by a subject in the first or third person, and taking as its object the words being repeated …   English World dictionary

  • Quoth — For the word, see the Wiktionary article [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/quoth Quoth] .For the Discworld character, see Death (Discworld)#Quoth.For the EP by Polygon Window (A.K.A. Aphex Twin), see Quoth (EP) …   Wikipedia

  • quoth — [[t]kwo͟ʊθ[/t]] VERB Quoth means said . Quoth comes before the subject of the verb. [HUMOROUS or OLD FASHIONED] [V with quote] I blame the selectors, quoth he …   English dictionary

  • quoth — /kwohth/, v. Archaic. said (used with nouns, and with first and third person pronouns, and always placed before the subject): Quoth the raven, Nevermore. Also, quo. [1150 1200; preterit of quethe (otherwise obs.), ME quethen, OE cwethan to say.… …   Universalium

  • quoth — verb (T) old use quoth I/he/she etc a way of saying I said , he said etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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