Whath vs Whith - What's the difference?

whath | whith |

As a noun whath

is (nonstandard) which ordinal number.

As a preposition whith is




Alternative forms

* whatth


  • (nonstandard) Which ordinal number.
  • Thanksgiving is on the whath of November this year?

    Usage notes

    Although easily understood, this construction is rarely used even in informal speech.


    * 1884 , Selections from the Satires of Juvenal: To which is Added the Fifth Satire of Persius , page 144, Eldredge & Brother *: Macleane explains himself very well when he says that Whath part?”'' would express ''quota pars'', if we could coin an interrogative adjective after the analogy of the ''seventh'' part, ''eighth , etc. * 1996 March, Constantin Dumitrescu and V. Seleacu, The Smarandache Function , page 111, Erhus University Press *: Namely, for whath triplets... of positive integers the Smarandache function verifies a Fibonacci-like equality * 1996 September 4, Jim Farrell, “Blue eyes cryin' in the rain”, bit.listserv.words-l, Usenet *: It'sometimes [sic. ] amusing, sometimes, well, just majestic, especially King George the whath , E. Rex's father.




    (English prepositions)
  • *{{quote-book, year=1898, author=William Bradford, title=Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation', chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Winthrop, whith such directions as he conceived fitt, and, as I hear, hath given his debte, which he maks 544^li. unto y^e gentlemen of y^e Bay. Indeed, M^r. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1685, author=Robert May, title=The accomplisht cook, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Boil half a pound of French barley in 3 several waters, keep the last water to make your milk of, then stamp half a pound of almonds with a little of the same water to keep them from oyling; being finely beaten, strain it whith the rest of the barley water, put some hard sugar to it, boil it a little, and give it the party warm. }}