- Archaic true or real
- Old Poet. soothing; smooth
Origin of soothMiddle English soth from OE, akin to Gothic sunja, truth, Old Norse sannr, true from Indo-European base an unverified form es-, to be (from source am, is): basic sense “that is”
- Real; true.
- Soft; smooth.
Origin of soothMiddle English from Old English sōth ; see es- in Indo-European roots.
- (archaic) Truth.
(comparative soother, superlative soothest)
- (archaic) True.
- with jellies soother than the creamy curd
Middle English sooth, from Old English sÅÃ¾ (“truth", also "true, actual, real"), from Proto-Germanic *sanÃ¾az (“truth; true"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚sÃ³nts, *es-ont- (“being, existence, real, true"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚es-, *es- (“to be"). Akin to Old Saxon sÅÃ¾ (“true"), Old High German sand (“true"), Old Norse sannr (“true"), Gothic ðƒðŒ¿ðŒ½ðŒ¾ðŒ° (sunja, “truth"), Old English sÄ“on (“to be"), Old English synn (“sin, guilt"; literally, "being the one guilty"). More at sin.