saith

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See also: sàith

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English sæġþ.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛθ/, /ˈseɪθ/, /ˈseɪ.əθ/

Verb[edit]

saith

  1. (archaic) third-person singular simple present indicative form of say
    • 1611, The Bible, Authorized Version, Exodus 8.i
      And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , B. Blake (1836), p.663
      In this life we have but a glimpse of this beauty and happiness; we shall hereafter, as John saith, see him as he is.
    • 1850, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, lines 89-90:
      While every leaf that His plumes touch / Saith His Name audibly.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, V:
      [] ("since all is o'er," he saith, / "And the blow fallen no grieving can amend;")

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

saith (plural saiths)

  1. Alternative form of saithe (type of fish)

Anagrams[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  6 7 8  > 
    Cardinal : saith
    Ordinal : seithfed

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh seith, from Proto-Brythonic *seiθ, from Proto-Celtic *sextam, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

saith

  1. seven

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
saith unchanged unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “saith”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies