-aþ

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-anþi (third person plural ending of verbs), from Proto-Indo-European *-nt-i (third person plural present indicative ending of verbs). Cognate with Old Saxon -āþ (first, second and third person plural present indicative verb ending), Old High German -ant (third person plural present indicative verb ending).

Suffix[edit]

-aþ

  1. (verbal conjugation) first, second and third person plural present indicative ending of Strong verbs, Class I Weak verbs, and Class III Weak verbs.
    Hīe cum ("they come")

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-aiþi (third person singular ending of Class II Weak verbs), from Proto-Indo-European *-éye-ti.

Suffix[edit]

-aþ

  1. (verbal conjugation) third person singular present indicative ending of Class II Weak verbs.
    Hit mac ("it makes")

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-aþaz, suffix forming abstract masculine nouns.

Suffix[edit]

-aþ m

  1. Alternative form of -oþ.