troth


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troth

 (trôth, trŏth, trōth)
n.
1.
a. Betrothal.
b. One's pledged fidelity.
2. Good faith; fidelity.
tr.v. trothed, troth·ing, troths
To pledge or betroth.

[Middle English trouthe, trothe, variant of treuthe, from Old English trēowth, truth; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

troth

(trəʊθ)
n
1. a pledge or oath of fidelity, esp a betrothal
2. truth (esp in the phrase in troth)
3. loyalty; fidelity
[Old English trēowth; related to Old High German gitriuwida loyalty; see truth]

troth

(trɔθ, troʊθ)

n. Archaic.
1. faithfulness; fidelity: by my troth.
2. truth or verity: in troth.
3. one's word or promise, esp. in betrothal.
[1125–75; Middle English trowthe, trouthe, variant of treuthe, Old English trēowth. See truth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troth - a mutual promise to marrytroth - a mutual promise to marry    
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
ringing - the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
2.troth - a solemn pledge of fidelitytroth - a solemn pledge of fidelity    
assurance, pledge - a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something; "an assurance of help when needed"; "signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"

troth

noun
The act or condition of being pledged to marry:
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I did, therefore, what an honest man should--restored the maiden her troth, and departed the country in the service of my king.
Gurth, knowing his master's irritable temper, attempted no exculpation; but the Jester, who could presume upon Cedric's tolerance, by virtue of his privileges as a fool, replied for them both; ``In troth, uncle Cedric, you are neither wise nor reasonable to-night.
Hermod and Hadvor often played together while they were children, and liked each other so much that while they were still young they secretly plighted their troth to each other.
Well then, in troth," returned Sancho, "I have heard my master, who is the very treasure-finder of stories, telling the story of Lancelot when he came from Britain, say that ladies waited upon him and duennas upon his hack; and, if it comes to my ass, I wouldn't change him for Senor Lancelot's hack.
So, as I was saying," continued Sancho, "as the pair of them were going to sit down to table, as I said, the labourer insisted upon the gentleman's taking the head of the table, and the gentleman insisted upon the labourer's taking it, as his orders should be obeyed in his house; but the labourer, who plumed himself on his politeness and good breeding, would not on any account, until the gentleman, out of patience, putting his hands on his shoulders, compelled him by force to sit down, saying, 'Sit down, you stupid lout, for wherever I sit will he the head to you; and that's the story, and, troth, I think it hasn't been brought in amiss here.
By my troth, are all these silver dishes worth anything?
And therefore it is a good shrewd proverb of the Spaniard, Tell a lie and find a troth.
And by my faith and troth, I have a good part of a mind to have thee beaten for thine insolence
By my troth," said he, "I did reckon full roundly that that knave Robin Hood would be at the game today.
That night the clouds broke, and the moon shone down upon our little ledge; and there, hand in hand, we turned our faces toward heaven and plighted our troth beneath the eyes of God.
Ay" said James, "and by my troth, I wish he was alive again
They prayed, as they always do, for peace from on high and for salvation, for the Holy Synod, and for the Tsar; they prayed, too, for the servants of God, Konstantin and Ekaterina, now plighting their troth.