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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

obsolete or poetic 2nd and 3rd person singular of come, from Old English cymeð.


vb. (context archaic English) (en-third-person singular of: come)

Usage examples of "cometh".

Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all.

Here cometh riding the twin of our young lord: and the Evil One only knoweth how this stranger hath the nose, the eyes, the mouth, the complexion, the gait, the size, and the voice of our young lord, Josceline De Aldithely.

I would but know in case my lord returneth suddenly, and, perchance, pursued, since the king will have his head or ever he cometh to his home, he hath such an enmity against him.

Robert Sadler will no doubt be caught by some marauding baron as he cometh again from Chester, and he will be thrown into the dungeon, and then my lady will see.

It cometh, no doubt, from knowing Latin and other outlandish gibberish.

And though the way is long when one must creep and hide and crawl, and go to the south one day, to the southwest another, and the southeast another, yet the end cometh at last, and I have hope it be a good end.

Blessed is that servant whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

For behold the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity.

CHAPTER 3 Ralph Cometh to the Cheaping-Town He slept in an upper chamber in a turret of the House, which chamber was his own, and none might meddle with it.

CHAPTER 5 Ralph Cometh to Higham-on-the-Way Nought more befell Ralph to tell of till he came to the end of the Downs and saw Higham lying below him overlooked by a white castle on a knoll, and with a river lapping it about and winding on through its fair green meadows even as Clement had told.

CHAPTER 17 Ralph Cometh to the House of Abundance Therewithal they gat to horse and rode away through that stony land, wherein was no river, but for water many pools in the bottoms, with little brooks running from them.

Roger cometh not, and as long as thou art here I will make thee all the cheer I may.

CHAPTER 11 Ralph Cometh Out of the Wilderness Long he stood letting these thoughts run through his mind, but at last when it was now midmorning, he stirred and gat him slowly down the green slope, and for very pity of himself the tears brake out from him as he crossed the stream and came into the bushy valley.

And look you, David, if he be not in condition when he cometh home to Utterbol, thou shalt pay for it in one way or other, if not in thine own person, since thou art old, and deft of service, then through those that be dear to thee.

I would that the lord might find her gone when he cometh back to Utterbol.