tither

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tithe +โ€Ž -er

Noun[edit]

tither (plural tithers)

  1. One who collects tithes.
  2. One who pays tithes.

Anagrams[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterโ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tirer (โ€œto draw, pull out with great effort, snatch violently, tear awayโ€), of uncertain origin; possibly from Gothic *๐„๐Œน๐‚๐Œฐ๐Œฝ (*tiran, โ€œto tear away, removeโ€), from Proto-Germanic *teranฤ… (โ€œto tear, tear apartโ€), from Proto-Indo-European *derษ™- (โ€œto tear, tear apartโ€). If derived from the Germanic word, cognate with Gothic ๐Œณ๐Œน๐ƒ๐„๐Œฐ๐Œน๐‚๐Œฐ๐Œฝ (distairan, โ€œto tear apartโ€), ๐Œฒ๐Œฐ๐„๐Œฐ๐Œน๐‚๐Œฐ๐Œฝ (gatairan, โ€œto tear down, removeโ€), German zerren (โ€œto tugโ€). Alternatively from a reduction of Old French martirier, from Late Latin *martyrฤre.

Verb[edit]

tither (gerund tith'thie)

  1. (Jersey) to pull
  2. (Jersey) to shoot

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