Origin of -ethsee -th
Origin of -ethMiddle English -(e)th from Old English -(a)th (ult. from Indo-European an unverified form ti- from source Classical Latin -(i)t, Sanskrit -ti)
Origin of -ethMiddle English from Old English -eth, -ath
- A letter (capital Ð, small ð) introduced into Old English to represent its dental fricative, then not distinguished from the letter thorn, no longer used in English but still in modern use in Icelandic, Faroese, and phonetics to represent the voiced dental fricative "th" sound as in the English word then.
- (rail transport, UK) Electric Train Heat / Electric Train Heating.
- (law) Abbreviation of Ethiopia.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: Foreign countries and regions", Table T10.3, p. 438-443.