kith


kith
kith (n.) O.E. cyðð "kinship, relationship; kinsfolk, fellow-countrymen, neighbors; native country, home; knowledge, acquaintance, familiarity," from cuð "known," pp. of cunnan "to know" (see CAN (Cf. can) (v.)). Cognate with O.H.G. chundida. The alliterative phrase kith and kin (late 14c.) originally meant "country and kinsmen" and is almost the word's only survival.

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  • Kith — (k[i^]th), n. [OE. kith, cu[eth], AS. c[=y][eth][eth]e, c[=y][eth], native land, fr. c[=u][eth] known. [root]45. See {Uncouth}, {Can}, and cf. {Kythe}.] Acquaintance; kindred. [1913 Webster] And my near kith for that will sore me shend. W. Browne …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kith — [kith] n. [ME < OE cyth, earlier cyththu < base of cuth, known: see UNCOUTH] friends, acquaintances, or neighbors: now only in kith and kin a) friends, acquaintances, and relatives b) relatives …   English World dictionary

  • KITH — can refer to:* Kidz in the Hall * The Kids in the Hall * the ICAO code for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport * KITH (FM), an FM radio station located in Kapaa, Hawaii …   Wikipedia

  • Kith — may refer to: *Friends and acquaintances *The different species of faerie creatures in *The Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall *The ICAO code for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport *The Kith, a spacefaring civilization featured in …   Wikipedia

  • kith — kith; kith·a·ra; …   English syllables

  • kith — ► NOUN (in phrase kith and kin) ▪ one s relations. ORIGIN Old English, originally in the senses «knowledge», «one s native land», and «friends and neighbours» …   English terms dictionary

  • kith — /kith/, n. 1. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group. 2. kindred. 3. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common… …   Universalium

  • kith — index relative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • kith|a|ra — «KIHTH uhr uh», noun. = cithara. (Cf. ↑cithara) …   Useful english dictionary

  • KITH (FM) — Infobox Radio station name = KITH city = Kapaa, Hawaii area = branding = Island 98.9 FM slogan = airdate = 1997 08 01 (as KAWT) frequency = 98.9 MHz format = World Ethnic power = erp = 51,000 watts haat = 280.0 meters class = C1 facility id =… …   Wikipedia