Definitions

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  • n. friends and acquaintances

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Acquaintance; kindred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Knowledge; information.
  • n. Education; in the plural, manners.
  • n. One's friends or relatives collectively: now obsolete, except in the phrase kith and kin, one's own people and kindred.
  • n. One's native land; home; country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. your friends and acquaintances

Etymologies

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From Middle English kith ("kinsmen, relations"), from Old English cȳþþ, cȳþþu ("kinship, kinsfolk, relations"), from Proto-Germanic *kunþiþō (“knowledge, acquaintance”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenǝ-, *ǵnō- (“to know”). Cognate with Old High German kundida ("kith"), kundī ("knowledge"), Gothic 𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌸𐌹 (kunþi, "knowledge"). More at couth, -th.

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  • 2016 internet eye dialect of 'kiss'.

    "now kith"

    June 7, 2016

  • "Amos liked to have his kith about him". Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort Farm

    February 18, 2013