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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Be*troth"
  1. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman."He, in the first flower of my freshest age, Betrothed me unto the only heir." [Spenser.]"Ay, and we are betrothed." [Shak.]
  2. To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to."What man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her?" [Deut. xx. 7.]
  3. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.

Etymology: Pref. be- + troth, i. e., truth. See Truth

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Give to in marriage

From Middle English bitreuthien, from treuthe (“truth”). Equivalent to be- +‎ troth.

Fun Facts about the name Betroth

  • How unique is the name Betroth? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Betroth was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Betroth: Your name in reverse order is Htorteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtoebht. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Betroth born May 24, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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