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 History of this Word

"th" is from "tha" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
ninth
thirtieth
thousandth
fiftieth

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-th 2" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a ordinal number. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-th illustration The one with the power will be born as the seventh month dies.
-th illustration Delays of almost two years in the publication of the fifth book prompted fears that she was suffering writer?s block.