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TH¹ a formative of ns. a. from verbs; in some words, as bath, birth, death, math, oath, Old Teutonic., repr. various Indo-European suffixes, as -tos, -tâ, -tis, -tus, in which the t following the stressed syllable regularly became {th} in Teutonic; in others, as growth, tilth, going back to ON. or Old English.; in others, as blowth, spilth, stealth, of later analogical formation. In many words Indo-Eur. t remained in consequence of its position, or {th} was subsequently changed to t: