Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of command.

Etymologies

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From command + -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix.

Examples

  • And here I say no more but this: Since the word commandeth us to do all things to the glory of God, 1 Cor.x. 31; to do all things to edifying, 1 Cor. xiv.

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  • So verily I did what Mary, Sister of Lazarus, commandeth; and I travelethed throughot the land healing lepers and parroting lyrics I stolethed from Mary Sister of Lazaruth's folk singer friends.

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  • His creatures and commandeth him to just and equitable dealing with them and the maintenance of religious laws and practices and right conduct and constancy in ordering their affairs to that which is most acceptable to Him and most grateful to them.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The King of the Faith obligeth his subjects to follow their faith, and it behoveth he be the most faithful,261 for it is by him that they take pattern in the things of the Faith; and it becometh the folk to obey him in whatso he commandeth according to Divine Ordinance; but he shall hold the discontented in the same esteem as the contented, because of submission to the decrees of Destiny.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • All precepts other than these are false, and thou knowest that Allah created everything and delighteth only in Good and commandeth each member of the body to do that which He hath made on it incumbent, for that

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Gabriel descended and, saluting Bulukiya, opened the gate to him, saying, ‘Enter this door, for Allah commandeth me to open to thee.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Whereupon Kamar al-Zaman fell down for respect and shame before his sire and replied, “O my father, how should I not hearken to thee, seeing that Allah commandeth me to obey thee and not gain-say thee?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He replied, ‘Our abiding-place is the White Country; and, every year, Allah Almighty commandeth us to come hither and wage war upon the unbelieving Jann.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

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  • “Mine appointed hour is at hand: be thou careful of thy wife and her mother, and look thou fear Allah and honour thy parents; and bide in awe of the majesty of the Requiting King and bear in mind that He commandeth justice and good works.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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