Origin: ME -th, -the < OE -thu, -tho, -th, akin to Goth -itha (< IE *-ita > L -ta, Sans -tā): in words such as height, sleight, the -th has become -t
Origin: ME -the < OE -tha, -the, -otha, -othe < IE *-tos > Gr -tos, L -tus; in fifth, sixth, eleventh, twelfth, it replaced the orig. OE -ta, -te
See Th in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English -thu, n. suff.
Origin: Middle English -the
Origin: , from Old English -tha, -the.
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