Kith definition

kith
Friends, acquaintances, or neighbors.
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(obsolete) Friends and acquaintances.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kith
Plural:
kiths

Origin of kith

  • From Middle English kith (“kinsmen, relations”), from Old English cȳþþ, cȳþþu (“kinship, kinsfolk, relations”), from Proto-Germanic *kunþiþō (“knowledge, acquaintance”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenǝ-, *ǵnō- (“to know”). Cognate with Old High German kundida (“kith”), kundī (“knowledge”), Gothic (kunþi, “knowledge”). More at couth, -th.

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