-th

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English -th, -t, from Old English , -t, -þu, -tu, -þo, -to ‎(-th, abstract nominal suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-iþō ‎(-th), from Proto-Indo-European *-iteh₂ ‎(-th). Cognate with Scots -th ‎(-th), West Frisian -te ‎(-th), Dutch -te ‎(-th), Danish -de ‎(-th), Swedish -d ‎(-th), Icelandic , -d ‎(-th), Gothic -𐌹𐌸𐌰 ‎(-iþa, -th), Latin -itās ‎(-ty, -ity). See -ity.

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-th

  1. (rare) Forming nouns from verbs of action.
    berth, blowth, drawth, flowth, growth, health, sight, spilth, stealth, theft, weight
  2. (rare) Forming nouns from adjectives.
    breadth, dearth, depth, filth, height/heighth, length, roomth, strength, troth, truth, sloth/slowth, warmth, wealth, width, wrath, wrength youth/youngth
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Etymology 2Edit

Representing Old English -þa, -þe, -oþa, -oþe, derived from a Proto-Indo-European superlative suffix.

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-th

  1. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not “first”, “second”, or “third”.
    the 4th/Fourth of July
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Etymology 3Edit

Representing Old English -eþ, -aþ, .

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-th

  1. (archaic) A variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular indicative present tense of verbs.
    comecometh
    havehath

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