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sooth

 (so͞oth) Archaic
adj.
1. Real; true.
2. Soft; smooth.
n.
Truth; reality.

[Middle English, from Old English sōth; see es- in Indo-European roots.]

sooth′ly adv.

sooth

(suːθ)
n
truth or reality (esp in the phrase in sooth)
adj
1. true or real
2. smooth
[Old English sōth; related to Old Norse sathr true, Old High German sand, Gothic sunja truth, Latin sōns guilty, sonticus critical]
ˈsoothly adv

sooth

(suθ)
Archaic. n.
1. truth, reality, or fact.
adj.
2. soothing, soft, or sweet.
3. true or real.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sōth, derivative of sōth true, c. Old Saxon sōth, Old Norse sannr, sathr]
sooth′ly, adv.

sooth

, soothsayer, soothe - Sooth, "true, truth," or "that which is," is part of soothsayer; it is related to soothe, which once meant "assent to be true; say yes to," or "to prove or show a fact to be true."
See also related terms for prove.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sooth - truth or reality; "in sooth"
truthfulness - the quality of being truthful
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
Translations

sooth

(archaic) [suːθ] N in soothen realidad

sooth

n in sooth (obs, liter)wahrlich (obs)
References in classic literature ?
Was never the man born nor never the lady chosen Who knoweth of the sooth of Arthur to say more.
Now, in good sooth," quoth merry Robin, laughing, "thou hast a quaint tongue betwixt thy teeth.
In sooth, 'tis strange; but here I behold six eggs that must have come by accident from some poultry yard hereabouts.
Then merry Robin looked up and down, as if to see that there was no one nigh, and then, coming close to the Corn Engrosser, he stood on tiptoe and spake in his ear, "Thinkest thou in sooth that I am a beggar, as I seem to be?
Why, as thou art an honest fellow and a rich fellow," said the Corn Engrosser, "I mind not thy company; but, in sooth, I have no great fondness for beggars.
I have in good sooth," Alleyne answered, and then as they journeyed on their way he told them the many things that had befallen him, his meeting with the villein, his sight of the king, his coming upon his brother, with all the tale of the black welcome and of the fair damsel.
But I doubt not that you are right, and that Maude's wings need clipping, which I may leave in your hands when I am gone, for, in sooth, this peaceful life is not for me, and were it not for your gracious kindness and loving care I could not abide it a week.
It is sooth that I have received seven and twenty wounds.
Your pardon, fair sir," said he, "but I know you the moment I clap eyes on you, though in sooth I have seen you oftener in steel than in velvet.
But I reckon we can take her on with Zatopek Foo, who was only a couple of lengths behind her when they trailed Sexy Delight in a TV Trophy trial stakes at Wimbledon yet is on offer at 10-1 with Selby compared to the 4-11 he goes about Winetavern Sooth.
The moves suggest that the latest intervention efforts by the US will do little to stop the bear market in equities and sooth the global credit crunch.
MEN'S nipples can be used to sooth a crying baby until Mum is available in the style of the Aka Pygmies.