-th

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See also: Th, TH, th', and .th

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Etymology 1[edit]

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 *-itā (-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, slowth, warmth, wealth, width, wrath, wrength youth/youngth
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-th

  1. Used to form the ordinal numeral when the final term of the spelled number is not "first", "second", or "third".
    The 4th of July
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Etymology 3[edit]

Representing Old English -eþ, -aþ, .

Suffix[edit]

-th

  1. (archaic) a variant of -eth, used to form the archaic third-person singular of verbs
    come → cometh

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