American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Truth; verity: as, in troth (a phrase used interjectionally, and often colloquially reduced to troth).
- n. Faith; fidelity: as, to pledge or plight one's troth.
- To plight; betroth.
- n. archaic an oath, promise, or pledge
- n. specifically, a promise or pledge to marry someone
- n. the state of being thus pledged ; betrothal, engagement
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a mutual promise to marry
- n. a solemn pledge of fidelity
- From Middle English trouthe, trowthe, variant of treouthe, treuthe, from Old English trēowþ, trīewþ ("truth, veracity; faith, fidelity; pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiþō (“promise, contract”), equivalent to true + -th. More at truth. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English trouthe, trothe, variant of treuthe, from Old English trēowth, truth; see deru- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“‘My troth is pledged,’ said the bandit; ‘I can never betray him in whose veins my own blood is flowing.’”
“But my kinsmen have had other plans for a year, and when the suggestion was made that I might be included in the Bargain, they made sword troth for me at once.”
Year of the Unicorn
“By my troth, that is Sir Guy of Gisborne's horn," quoth the Sheriff;”
“But the ring with which her mother and grandmother plighted their troth was the ring with which they were wedded, and when Chamisso wrote _Du Ring an meinem Finger_ he was not writing of diamonds.”
“By my troth, that is good blood to have in one's veins!”
“I recalled my troth, plighted earlier, before I had ever seen her, -- my faith, pledged in another world.”
“Or if 'troth' is archaic, and conveys little meaning to us; suppose we substitute a somewhat longer word, of the same meaning, and say, 'His faithfulness shall be thy shield.”
“Things are very fluid and anything still can happen but, for what is worth, my bet is that we will see Conservatives and Liberals plight some kind of troth in the next day or two.”
“DiMarzio took to the radio airwaves to compare same-sex marriage to the pledging one's troth to a dog.”
“Republicans have received richly of graft from these so called HMO's and like hogs at the troth they don't want the slop to end.”
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