Middle English trouthe, trothevariant oftreuthefrom Old English trēowthtruthderu- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English trouthe, trowthe, variant of treouthe, treuthe, from Old English trÄ“owÃ¾, trÄ«ewÃ¾ (“truth, veracity; faith, fidelity; pledge, covenant"), from Proto-Germanic*triwwiÃ¾Å (“promise, contract"), equivalent to true +"Ž -th. More at truth.
Troth Sentence Examples
A conscientious man according to his lights, he took as his device the motto Pacluin serva, keep troth, which was afterwards inscribed on his tomb, and did his best to live up to it.
Virginia excels the World in both Envie nor malice can gaine say this troth!"
The name of Grimhild is transferred to Gudrun's mother, the "wise wife," a semi-daemonic figure, who brews the potion that makes Sigurd forget his love for Brunhild and his plighted troth.
For as the man by whom, 30 thy deadly dolors bred: Without regard of plighted troth, from CARTHAGE CITIE fled.
Peace between Albany and the wayward Rothesay was impossible, and Rothesay, by breaking troth with the daughter of the earl of March, and marrying a daughter of the third earl of Douglas, added a fresh feud to the general confusion.