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Etymology

Old English āþ

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
oath

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  1. A solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract
    • 1924, Aristotle, Metaphysics, Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 3.
      for they made Ocean and Tethys the parents of creation, and described the oath of the gods as being by water,
  2. the affirmed statement or promise accepted as equivalent to an oath
  3. A light or insulting use of a solemn pledge or promise to a god, king or another person, to attest to the truth of a statement or contract the name of a deity in a profanity, as in swearing oaths
  4. a curse
  5. (law) An affirmation of the truth of a statement.

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curse

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Verb

Infinitive
to oath

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to oath (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To pledge.
  2. Shouting out. (as in 'oathing obsenities')

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^  ^  ^  ^  ^  Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Turin: Paravia, 2003. Edited in collaboration with Oxford University Press. ISBN 8839551107.

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