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methought

[mi-thawt]
verb
simple past tense of methinks.
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methinks

[mi-thingks]
verb (impersonal), past methought. Archaic.
it seems to me.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English me thinketh, Old English me thyncth. See me, think2, -s2

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methinks (mɪˈθɪŋks)
 
vb , past methought
archaic (tr; takes a clause as object) it seems to me

methought (mɪˈθɔːt)
 
vb
archaic the past tense of methinks

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methinks
O.E. me þyncð "it seems to me," from me, dat. of I, + þyncð, third pers. sing. of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the O.E. distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see
think). The two words were constantly confused, then finally merged, in M.E.
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