- eith, eeth, aith (Scotland)
eath (comparative eather, superlative eathest)
- (Now chiefly dialectal) Easy; not hard or difficult.
- 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XIX, lxi:
- There, as he look'd, he saw the canvas rent, / Through which the voice found eath and open way.
- 1609, Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica, or Great Britain's Troy:
- At these advantages he knowes 'tis eath to cope with her quite severed from her maids.
- 1847, Hugh Miller, First Impressions of England and its people:
- There has been much written on the learning of Shakespeare but not much to the purpose: one of our old Scotch proverbs is worth all the dissertations on the subject I have yet seen. "God's bairns", it says, "are eath to lear", […].
- (Now chiefly dialectal) Easily.
- 1823, J. Kennedy, Poems:
- Their food and their raiment he eith can supply.