- Archaic true or real
- Old Poet. soothing; smooth
Origin of soothMiddle English soth ; from Old English 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 (â€œtruth", also "true, actual, realâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sanÃ¾az (â€œtruth; trueâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚sÃ³nts, *es-ont- (â€œbeing, existence, real, trueâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚es-, *es- (â€œto beâ€). Akin to Old Saxon sÅÃ¾ (â€œtrueâ€), Old High German sand (â€œtrueâ€), Old Norse sannr (â€œtrueâ€), Gothic ðƒðŒ¿ðŒ½ðŒ¾ðŒ° (sunja, â€œtruthâ€), Old English sÄ“on (â€œto beâ€), Old English synn (â€œsin, guilt"; literally, "being the one guiltyâ€). More at sin.