Quoth (?), v. t. [AS.cwe&edh;an, imp cwae&edh;, pl. cw&aemac;don; akin to OS. que&edh;an, OHG. quethan, quedan, Icel. kve&edh;a, Goth. qiþan. &root;22. Cf. Bequeath.]

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.

"Let me not live, quoth he."



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