quoth a, quotha (int.) Old form(s): ke-tha, quoth-a
did he say?, indeed!
2H4 V.iii.16[Silence to Shallow] Ah, sirrah! quoth 'a
AW I.iii.83[Clown to Countess] One in ten, quoth 'a!
MW II.i.129[Page to Ford, of Nym] 'The humour of it', quoth 'a!
Per II.i.78[First Fisherman to Pericles] Die, quotha!
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