betroth /bɪˈtrəʊð, bɪˈtrəʊθ/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹dated› formally engage (someone) to be married

in no time I shall be betrothed to Isabel.
II. derivatives

betrothment
noun


‹rare›
– origin Middle English betreuthe: from be- (expressing transitivity) + truth. The change in the second syllable was due to association with troth.

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