The Buckland Abbey tithe barn



  • A tenth.
  • The tenth part of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses.
  • A contribution to one's religious community or congregation of worship (notably to the LDS church)
  • A small part or proportion.




  • From Middle English tithe, tythe, tethe, from Old English tēoþa, tēoða, teogoþa (in verb senses via Middle English tithen, tythen, tethen, from Old English tēoþian, teogoðian), from a proposed Proto-Germanic *tehunþô, *tehundô, with its nasal consonant being lost according to the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Teeged ("tithe"), German Zehnt ("tithe"), Danish tiende ("tithe"), Icelandic tíund ("tithe").

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