-th
I. — see -eth II. adjective suffix or -eth Etymology: Middle English -the, -te, from Old English -tha, -ta; akin to Old High German -do -th, Latin -tus, Greek -tos, Sanskrit -tha — used in forming ordinal numbers <
hundredth
>
<
fortieth
>
III. noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German -ida, suffix forming abstract nouns, Latin -ta, Greek -tē, Sanskrit -tā 1. act or process <
spilth
>
2. state or condition <
dearth
>
IV. symbol Etymology: 2-th — used with the figures 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0 and related Roman numerals to indicate an ordinal number <
25th
>
<
50th wedding anniversary
>
<
XXVth Olympiad
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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