- cloath ( obsolete )
- clath, clathe, claith ( Scotland )
- ( UK ) enPR: klŏth, IPA: /klɒθ/, X-SAMPA: /klQT/
- ( US ) enPR: klôth, kläth, IPA: /klɔθ/, /klɑθ/, X-SAMPA: /klOT/, /klAT/
- Rhymes: -ɒθ
- clothe, clothes, clothing
From Middle English cloth, clath, from Old English clāþ ( “cloth, clothes, covering, sail” ), from Proto-Germanic *klaiþan ( “garment” ), from Proto-Indo-European *gleit- ( “to cling to, cleave, stick” ). Cognate with Scots clath ( “cloth” ), North Frisian klaid ( “dress, garment” ), West Frisian kleed ( “cloth, article of clothing” ), Dutch kleed ( “robe, dress” ), Low German kleed ( “dress, garment” ), German Kleid ( “dress, garment” ), Danish klæde ( “cloth, dress” ), Swedish kläde ( “cloth” ), Icelandic klæði ( “cloth, dressing” ), Old English clīþan ( “to adhere, stick” ). Cognate with Albanian ngjit ( “to stick, attach, glue” ) and perhaps with qeth ( “to cut, shave, model” ) .
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