Troth meaning

trôth, trŏth, trōth
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One's pledged word; promise.
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(archaic) An oath, promise, or pledge.
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Good faith; fidelity.
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To pledge or betroth.
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Faithfulness; loyalty.
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Truth.
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To pledge to marry.
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Specifically, a promise or pledge to marry someone.
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The state of being thus pledged ; betrothal, engagement.
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Origin of troth

  • Middle English trouthe, trothe variant of treuthe from Old English trēowth truth deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English trouthe, trowthe, variant of treouthe, treuthe, from Old English trÄ“owþ, trÄ«ewþ (“truth, veracity; faith, fidelity; pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiþō (“promise, contract"), equivalent to true +"Ž -th. More at truth.

    From Wiktionary