As nouns the difference between lithe and lith
is that lithe
is (scotland) shelter while lith
is a limb; any member of the body or lith
can be owndom; property or lith
can be a gate; a gap in a fence.
As a verb lithe
is (obsolete) to go or lithe
can be (obsolete) to become calm or lithe
can be (obsolete) to give ear; attend; listen.
As an adjective lithe
is (obsolete) mild; calm.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) lithen, from (etyl) . See also (l), (l).
(obsolete) To go.
From (etyl) lithe, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) Mild; calm.
slim but not skinny
- ''lithe weather
- lithe body
Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber
- She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe , polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
* 1861 , , page 125
- the elephant’s lithe proboscis.
- … she danced with a kind of passionate fierceness, her lithe body undulating with flexuous grace …
* lithesome, lissome,
From (etyl) lithen, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) To become calm.
(obsolete) To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.
From (etyl) lithen, from (etyl) . More at (l).
(obsolete) To give ear; attend; listen.
To listen to.
Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of (lewth).
* 1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song :
- So Cospatric got him the Pict folk to build a strong castle there in the lithe of the hills, with the Grampians dark and bleak behind it, and he had the Den drained and he married a Pict lady and got on her bairns and he lived there till he died.
From (etyl) lith, lyth, from (etyl) .
A limb; any member of the body.
A joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division.
*:he departed with the lady / & brou?t her to Camelot / Soo as they rode in a valey it was ful of stones / and there the ladyes hors stumbled and threwe her doun that her arme was sore brysed and nere she swouned for payne / Allas syr sayd the lady myn arme is oute of lythe wher thorow I must nedes reste me
(label) A segment of an orange, or similar fruit.
From (etyl) lith, . More at (l).
From (etyl) *. More at (l).
A gate; a gap in a fence.