EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sooth, from Old English sōþ (truth; true, actual, real), from Proto-Germanic *sanþaz (truth; true), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónts, *h₁s-ont- (being, existence, real, true), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (to be). Akin to Old Saxon sōþ (true), Old High German sand (true), Old Norse sannr (true), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌰 (sunja, truth), Old English synn (sin, guilt"; literally, "being the one guilty). More at sin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sooth (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Truth.
  2. (obsolete) Augury; prognostication.
  3. (obsolete) Blandishment; cajolery.
  4. (obsolete) Reality; fact.

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AdjectiveEdit

sooth (comparative soother, superlative soothest)

  1. (archaic) True.
  2. (obsolete) Pleasing; delightful; sweet.

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AdverbEdit

sooth (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) In truth; indeed.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sūþ, from Proto-Germanic *sunþrą.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sooth (not comparable)

  1. south

AdverbEdit

sooth (not comparable)

  1. south

NounEdit

sooth (uncountable)

  1. south