Lith vs Pith - What's the difference?

lith | pith |


As nouns the difference between lith and pith

is that 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 while pith is the soft, spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees.

As a verb pith is

to extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lith

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lith, lyth, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) lith, . More at (l).

    Noun

    (-)
  • Owndom; property.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) *. More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gate; a gap in a fence.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    pith

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The soft, spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees.
  • The spongy interior substance of a feather.
  • The spinal cord; the marrow.
  • (figuratively) The essential or vital part.
  • The pith of my idea is truth.
  • * Shakespeare
  • enterprises of great pith and moment

    Synonyms

    * (essential or necessary part) core, essence, general tenor, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, quintessence, soul, spirit, stuff, substance

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree).
  • To kill (especially cattle or laboratory animals) by cutting or piercing the spinal cord.