An example of a tithe is an offering given at a service.
An example of a tithe is a promised pledge given to a Methodist church.
An example of tithe is to give a portion of your earnings each month to your church.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tithe
- Middle English tithe consisting of a tenth part of one's goods or income from Old English tēotha tenth, tithe dekm̥ in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English tēoþa (Old English underwent the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law, which resulted in the elimination of the nasal consonant from Germanic *tehunþ-). Compare Icelandic tíund.