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methought

[mi-thawt] /mɪˈθɔt/
verb
1.
simple past tense of methinks.

methinks

[mi-thingks] /mɪˈθɪŋks/
verb (impersonal), past methought. Archaic.
1.
it seems to me.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English me thinketh, Old English me thyncth. See me, think2, -s2
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British Dictionary definitions for methought

methought

/mɪˈθɔːt/
verb
1.
(archaic) the past tense of methinks

methinks

/mɪˈθɪŋks/
verb (past) methought
1.
(transitive; takes a clause as object) (archaic) it seems to me
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Word Origin and History for methought

methinks

v.

Old English me þyncð "it seems to me," from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.

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