Definitions

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

  • v. Archaic A third person singular present tense of say.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of say.
  • n. Alternative spelling of saithe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3d pers. sing. pres. of say.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Third person singular present indicative of say.
  • n. The coalfish.

Etymologies

Old English sæġþ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They commiserate also my accidents and chances: — but MY word saith:

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • King Bucar ordered his tents to be pitched round about Valencia, and Abenalfarax, who wrote this history in Arabic, saith that there were full fifteen thousand tents; and he bade that Moorish negress with her archers to take their station near the city.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • They commiserate also my accidents and chances: - but my word saith: "Suffer the chance to come unto me: innocent is it as a little child!"

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • Join "saith ... concerning the house of Jacob." redeemed -- out of Ur, a land of idolaters (Jos 24: 3). not now -- After the moral revolution described (Isa 29: 17), the children of Jacob shall no longer give cause to their forefathers to blush for them. wax pale -- with shame and disappointment at the wicked degeneracy of his posterity, and fear as to their punishment.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • What His prophet saith is as certain as if it were done.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • They commiserate also my accidents and chances: -- but MY word saith:

    Thus Spake Zarathustra A book for all and none

  • He hath said in His Word that the Son is the Advocate with the Father; but of an advocate with the Son never a word saith He.

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • Indeed I fear lest thou false me, for that is of thy nature and there is no faith in thee, and the byword saith, 'It befitteth not to entrust a lecher with a fair woman nor a moneyless man with money nor fire with fuel.'

    Arabian nights. English

  • Accordingly she returned home and acquainted the girl with what had taken place adding, "O my daughter, verily the Basha loveth thee and his wish is to wed thee: he hath been a benefactor to us, and thou wilt never meet his like; for that he is deeply enamoured of thee and the byword saith, 'Reward of lover is return of love.'"

    Arabian nights. English

  • The youth took his seat by the fish and when his father was afar off he went up to her and said, "Doubtless thou hast children and the byword saith, Do good and cast it upon the waters."

    Arabian nights. English

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