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sooth

[sooth] /suθ/
noun
1.
truth, reality, or fact.
adjective
2.
soothing, soft, or sweet.
3.
true or real.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English sōth; cognate with Old Saxon sōth, Old Norse sannr, Gothic sunjis true, Sanskrit sat, sant true, real; akin to is
Related forms
soothly, adverb
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sooth

/suːθ/
noun
1.
truth or reality (esp in the phrase in sooth)
adjective
2.
true or real
3.
smooth
Derived Forms
soothly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English sōth; related to Old Norse sathr true, Old High German sand, Gothic sunja truth, Latin sōns guilty, sonticus critical
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Word Origin and History for soothest
sooth
O.E. soð "truth," noun use of soþ (adj.) "true," originally *sonþ-, from P.Gmc. *santhaz (cf. O.N. sannr, O.S. soth, O.H.G. sand "true," Goth. sunja "truth"), and thus cognate with O.E. synn "sin" and L. sontis "guilty" (truth is related to guilt via "being the one;" see sin), from PIE *es-ont- "being, existence," thus "real, true," from prp. of base *es-, the s-form of the verb "to be" (see be), preserved in L. sunt "they are" and Ger. sind. Archaic in Eng., it is the root of modern words for "true" in Swed. (sann) and Dan. (sand). In common use until c.1650, then obsolete until revived as an archaism early 19c. by Scott, etc. Soothsayer is attested from 1340, from O.E. seðan "declare (the truth)."
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