Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of edh.

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  • n. A letter (capital Ð, small ð) introduced into Old English to represent its dental fricative, then not distinguished from the letter thorn, no longer used in English but still in modern use in Icelandic, Faroese, and phonetics to represent the voiced dental fricative "th" sound as in the English word then.

Etymologies

The sound /ɛ/ followed by the sound of the letter, by analogy with other letter names, such as those of f, l, and m. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Basically the only "medieval" joke is ending every verb in "eth," such as in the phrase, "I bloggeth about SpongeBob and expresseth my horror at how bad the episode was."

    Medieval SpongeBob

  • I was pleased to see that it has survived in modern Icelandic, together with its confrere, the letter "ð", known as eth and used to represent the same sounds in those ancient languages.

    Holyrood Chronicles

  • However, many wireless cards are assigned and work properly with the device name eth (x).

    PCLinuxOS-Forums

  • Ethoxylated chemicals: Chemicals such as sodium laureth sulfate, PEGs, ceteareth-20 and other chemicals with "eth" in the name are often contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a probable human carcinogen that may also be toxic to the kidneys, brain and respiratory system, according to the California EPA.

    Marcia G. Yerman: What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

  • From Caleb, teaching Anda to read: "TH is called 'eth'; SH is called 'esh'; CH is called 'etch'."

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • PEG compounds (e.g. PEG-60): Look also for related chemical propylene glycol and other ingredients with the letters "eth" (e.g., polyethylene glycol).

    Ottawa Sun

  • When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth).

    The National Ledger - News

  • It has a friendlier interface and dispenses with archaic philological appendages like "- eth".

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Hurlbut could have removed many of the "- eth" suffixes without destroying the Psalms 'lyrical qualities.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he falleth).

    The Seventh Sense

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  • Lisp, itself, is such a cruel word :-(((((

    July 11, 2008

  • Thith ith how people with lithpth thay "S".

    July 11, 2008

  • The name of the Old English/Icelandic letter �? ð

    June 16, 2008