quoth

quoth (v.) O.E. cwæð, past tense of cweðan "to say, speak, name, call" (Cf. O.S. quethan, O.N. kveða, O.Fris. quetha, O.H.G. quedan, Goth. qiþan). Cf. archaic quotha "said he" (1510s) for O.E. cwæðe ge "think you?"

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  • Quoth — EP par Polygon Window (Richard D. James) Sortie 22 mars 1993 Durée 24:02 30:51 Genre Musique électronique Producteur Richard D. James Lab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • quoth|a — «KWOH thuh», interjection. Archaic. quoth he! indeed! (used ironically or contemptuously in repeating the words of another): »Here are ye clavering about the Duke of Argyle, and this man Martingale gaun to break on our hands, and lose us gude… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quoth — (kw[=o]th or kw[u^]th), v. t. [AS. cwe[eth]an, imp cw[ae][eth], pl. cw[=ae]don; akin to OS. que[eth]an, OHG. quethan, quedan, Icel. kve[eth]a, Goth. qi[thorn]an. [root]22. Cf. {Bequeath}.] Said; spoke; uttered; used only in the first and third… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quoth — [kwəuθ US kwouθ] v [T] old use [: Old English; Origin: cwath, past tense of cwethan to say ] quoth I/he/she etc a way of saying I said , he said etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quoth — [ kwouθ ] verb transitive an old word meaning said …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quoth — ► VERB archaic or humorous ▪ said (used only in first and third person singular before the subject). ORIGIN past tense of obsolete quethe «say, declare», of Germanic origin …   English terms dictionary

  • quoth — [kwōth] vt. [ME quath < OE cwæth, pret. of cwethan, to speak, say, akin to Goth quithan, to say] Archaic said: the past tense, followed by a subject in the first or third person, and taking as its object the words being repeated …   English World dictionary

  • Quoth (EP) — Infobox Single Name = Quoth Artist = Polygon Window from Album = Surfing on Sine Waves Released = March 22 1993 Format = CD, 12 vinyl Recorded = Genre = Ambient, Techno Length = Label = Warp Records Producer = Richard D. James Quoth is a single… …   Wikipedia

  • Quoth — For the word, see the Wiktionary article [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/quoth Quoth] .For the Discworld character, see Death (Discworld)#Quoth.For the EP by Polygon Window (A.K.A. Aphex Twin), see Quoth (EP) …   Wikipedia

  • quoth — [[t]kwo͟ʊθ[/t]] VERB Quoth means said . Quoth comes before the subject of the verb. [HUMOROUS or OLD FASHIONED] [V with quote] I blame the selectors, quoth he …   English dictionary

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