mehopes

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apparently a neologistic pseudo-archaicism, designed to resemble methinks. Compare meseems (which is genuinely old).

ParticleEdit

mehopes

  1. (nonstandard) I hope.
    • 1860?, in Godey's Magazine, volumes 60-61, page 424:
      "Gentle maiden, though a captive, mehopes thou hast not found this confinement irksome, [] "

Usage notesEdit

This term is a pseudo-archaicism; that is, it resembles methinks, but lacks the long history that term has.

Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 19:49