Hast vs Hath - What's the difference?

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Hast is a related term of hath.

As verbs the difference between hast and hath

is that hast is (archaic|poetic|regional) second-person singular simple present form of have while hath is (archaic) (have).

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  • Thou hast lovely eyes!
    Thou hast gone from me.

    Usage notes

    * Hast'' (along with its variant ''havest'') is the original second-person singular present tense of ''to have'' and is now largely archaic, having been superseded by ''have''. It is still however found in poetry and older works, being used both as a main verb and an auxiliary verb, and is occasionally still heard in certain regional dialects, especially in the north of England. It is perhaps most familiar to modern ears through its extensive use in the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Authorised Version of the Bible, and in other liturgical texts derived from, or influenced by, them. It corresponds to the familiar second-person singular present tense of ''to have in some other European languages.


    * havest




  • (archaic) (have)
  • Thirty days hath September.
  • * ... unto every one that hath' shall be given, and from him that '''hath''' not, even that he ' hath shall be taken away ... - Luke 19:26
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