Forms: Also eth.
Name of the Anglo-Saxon and Old Icelandic letter, or the phonetic symbol, ð (‘crossed d’).
- 1846 E. J. Vernon Guide Anglo-Saxon Tongue i. 4 đ (eth) our soft th, as in other.
- 1875 Encycl. Brit. I. 612/2 In order to express the corresponding sonant (heard in ‘that’, and confusedly denoted by the same compound th) a stroke was drawn across the simple d (ð), and the new letter was called edh.
- 1965 C. Barber Flux of Lang. vii. 130 The Old English scribes confused matters a little by using two symbols,‥‘thorn’, and‥‘eth’‥indiscriminately.
- 1969 English Studies Suppl. p. ii, Conybeare‥made no use of thorn, Thk [i.e. Thorkelin] none of eth in transcription, though both sometimes wrote th as in modern English.