smith

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See also: Smith and smiþ

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smɪθ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪθ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English smyth, smith, from Old English smiþ (handicraftsman, smith, blacksmith, armorer, carpenter, worker in metals or in wood), from Proto-Germanic *smiþaz (arranger, smith), from Proto-Indo-European *smēy-, *smī- (to cut, hew). Cognate with Dutch smid, German Schmied, Swedish/Norwegian smed.

Noun[edit]

smith (plural smiths)

  1. A craftsperson who works metal into desired forms using a hammer and other tools, sometimes heating the metal to make it more workable, especially a blacksmith.
  2. (by extension) One who makes anything.
  3. (archaic) An artist.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English smythen (To work metal, forge, beat into, torment, refine (of God - to refine his chosen); create, to work as a blacksmith), from Old English smiþian (to forge, fabricate), from Proto-Germanic *smiþōną. Compare Dutch smeden, German schmieden.

Verb[edit]

smith (third-person singular simple present smiths, present participle smithing, simple past and past participle smithed)

  1. To forge, to form, usually on an anvil; by heating and pounding.

References[edit]

  • (2 archaic) William Anderson (1863). The Scottish Nation. A. Fullerton & Co.: Edinburgh. Page 479. Accessed 2008-03-04.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

smith

  1. Alternative form of smyth

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *smiþaz. Compare Old Dutch, Old Frisian smith, Old English smiþ, Old High German smid, Old Norse smiðr.

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smith m

  1. smith

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