Sooth Definition

so͝oth
adjective
True or real.
Webster's New World
Soothing; smooth.
Webster's New World
Keats.
With jellies soother than the creamy curd.
Wiktionary
noun
Truth; fact.
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sooth

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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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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