Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sooth
- in sooth
Origin of Sooth
Middle English sooth, from Old English sōþ (“truth", also "true, actual, real"), from Proto-Germanic *sanþaz (“truth; true"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónts, *es-ont- (“being, existence, real, true"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es-, *es- (“to be"). Akin to Old Saxon sōþ (“true"), Old High German sand (“true"), Old Norse sannr (“true"), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌰 (sunja, “truth"), Old English sÄ“on (“to be"), Old English synn (“sin, guilt"; literally, "being the one guilty"). More at sin.
Middle English from Old English sōth es- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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