- simple past tense of methinks.
verb (impersonal); past me·thought. Archaic.
- it seems to me.
- archaic the past tense of methinks
verb past methought
- (tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me
v.Old English me þyncð “it seems to me,” from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan “to seem,” reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan “to seem” and related þencan “to think,” which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.