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  1. quothverb

    ; said

  2. Etymology: cwæþ

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quothverb. imperfect.

    and is now only used in ludicrous language. Quoth I, say I or said I; quoth he, says he or said he.

    Etymology: this is only part of cwoðan , Saxon, retained in English,

    Enjoying quoth you. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Shall we, quoth he, so basely brook
    This paltry ass. Hudibras.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quothverb

    said; spoke; uttered; -- used only in the first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said being the object; as, quoth I. quoth he

  2. Etymology: [AS. cwean, imp cw, pl. cwdon; akin to OS. quean, OHG. quethan, quedan, Icel. kvea, Goth. qian. 22. Cf. Bequeath.]


  1. Quoth

    Quoth is a single released by Richard D. James under the alias "Polygon Window". "Quoth" appears on the album Surfing On Sine Waves. Quoth was released as a single on transparent vinyl and CD, accompanied with two remixes of the title track, and two exclusive non-album tracks. The single was released and then deleted from Warp's catalogue in the same day.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quoth

    kwōth, v.t. say, says, or said—used only in the 1st and 3d persons present and past, and always followed by its subject.—interj. Quō′thä, forsooth, indeed. [A.S. cwethan, pa.t. cwæth, to say. For quoth'a, said he—'a being a corr. of he.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quoth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quoth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
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