Definitions for: Sooth


[n] (archaic) truth or reality; "in sooth"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sooth (s[=oo]th), a.; also adv. [Compar. Soother
(s[=oo]th"[~e]r); superl. Soothest.] [OE. soth, AS.
s[=o][eth], for san[eth]; akin to OS. s[=o][eth], OHG. sand,
Icel. sannr, Sw. sann, Dan. sand, Skr. sat, sant, real,
genuine, present, being; properly p. pr. from a root meaning,
to be, Skr. as, L. esse; also akin to Goth. sunjis true, Gr.
'eteo`s, Skr. satya. [root]9. Cf. Absent, Am, Essence,
Is, Soothe, Sutee.]
1. True; faithful; trustworthy. [Obs. or Scot.]

The sentence [meaning] of it sooth is, out of doubt.
--Chaucer.

That shall I sooth (said he) to you declare.
--Spensser.

2. Pleasing; delightful; sweet. [R.]

The soothest shepherd that ever piped on plains.
--Milton.

With jellies soother than the creamy curd. --Keats.


Sooth, n. [AS. s[=o][eth]. See Sooth, a.]
1. Truth; reality. [Archaic]

The sooth it this, the cut fell to the knight.
--Chaucer.

In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. --Shak.

In good sooth, Its mystery is love, its meaninng
youth. --Longfellow.

2. Augury; prognostication. [Obs.]

The soothe of birds by beating of their wings.
--Spenser.

3. Blandishment; cajolery. [Obs.] --Shak.

See Also: truthfulness

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