kith


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kith

(kɪθ)
n
one's friends and acquaintances (esp in the phrase kith and kin)
[Old English cӯthth, from cūth; see uncouth]

kith

(kɪθ)

n.
acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like.
Idioms:
kith and kin, relatives, or acquaintances and relatives together.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cȳth, earlier cȳththu kinship, knowledge (c. Old High German chundida) =cūth known (see uncouth) + -thu -th1]

Kith

 persons who are known and familiar collectively, 1325; acquaintances, 1825; kith and kin:‘friends and relations’—Wilkes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kith - your friends and acquaintances; "all his kith and kin"
social group - people sharing some social relation
Translations

kith

[kɪθ] N kith and kinparientes mpl y amigos

kith

n kith and kinBlutsverwandte pl; they came with kith and kinsie kamen mit Kind und Kegel

kith

[kɪθ] n kith and kin (old) → amici mpl e parenti mpl
References in classic literature ?
The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
Nevertheless, she felt a little resentment that Anne Shirley, who was, after all, merely an adopted orphan, without kith or kin, should refuse her brother -- one of the Avonlea Andrews.
"There's oodles of it, and oodles of it, and, without kith or kin, I have so little time longer to live that I shall not need it much or much of it."
I reject you, and all of your kith and kin--all the false, hollow, heartless stock.'
"We're running away from cities, and you have no kith nor kin, so it don't seem exactly right that we should start off by getting married in a city.
You ar' a man that has seen life, and you know something of fashions; I put it to your judgment, plainly, isn't it in the nature of things for the hive to swarm when the young get their growth, and if children will quit their parents, ought one who is of no kith or kin--"
I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air -- or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be.
Smiles she, and her sires are lords, Noble rank her brothers win: Ah, the ominous awards Showered upon her kith and kin!
Flesh Isn’t iron, that a man can live forever, and see his kith and kin driven to a far country, and he left to mourn, with none to keep him company.”
"Yet he was my brother--the only kith or kin that I had upon earth.
ANTIGONE To reverence kith and kin can bring no shame.
Hale summoned me to him, and before God did pledge me most solemnly to stand by him and not to compromise, even if all kith and kin were destroyed.